Alexa Meade is one of the coolest artists I’ve discovered this year. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science but fortunately she decided to put an end to her bureaucratic career to pursue her dream to become a professional artist in 2009. Nowadays, she is a curious installation artist, best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body.
Alexa takes an innovative approach to art. She describes her style of painting as a reverse Trompe-L’Oeil. Unlike a traditional Trompe-L’oeil painting which tricks the eye into thinking a 2D canvas might be a real 3D space, Alexa does the opposite, she takes the 3D world and creates the illusion that it is a 2D painting.
This Goddess travels the world creating art installations and commissioned portraits. She has exhibited her art at the Grand Palais in Paris, painted a MINI Cooper on the streets of Tokyo, Graffiti-ed Living Murals in San Francisco and also delivered a TED Talk which I really recommend.
Below, my favorite Living Paintings.
If you want to know more about this Great artist, visit Alexa’s webpage: http://www.alexameade.com/
My Latest creation is a triple abstract painting made of acrylic, some trimmings, marker and nail polish. This is what I call mix technique!
I really like this work because even though it meant to be an abstract painting, those with developed imagination started seeing animals. I’m super curious on what people can see here, everybody creates different paintings depending on what their minds and eyes combine. It’s like playing with the clouds!
Can you see them? if so, please comment below what you’ve found.
Note: No animals or monsters have been intentionally painted on this canvas.
Once upon a time, when studying at university, I had an assignment for Product Design where the idea was to redesign a bird. A very interesting and entertaining homework because it allowed me to play a lot with all the characteristics of the birds, an animal that I really like.
Among all the characteristics I redesigned, one was their feet. I changed their feet so they can wear cool sneakers. Almost 7 years later my dream came true and I am painting those birds wearing Vans, Dr Martens and Converse. I hope you like them!
Mix Technique – collage, acrylic and marker
Surfing the web, I came across with some abstract paintings that really caught out my attention, mainly because of the bright colors, the perfect and balanced composition and the different materials used.
Investigating a little bit, I discovered AbbyCreekStudios. Linda is a Californian artist who for the past 17 years devoted herself to abstract expressionism. Her creative voice expresses herself in different ways; bending and shaping using acrylic paint, collage, ink and whatever else she can get her hands on. She really knows how to let her mind to fly!
She works on canvas, paper and wood. The last ones are my favourites!
This is my top 10:
Traveling to work is one of the most boring moments of the day for many people. Passengers generally use this dead time for reading the news or private messages on the phone.
For me, traveling by train in the morning was one of the best 30 minutes of the day. I enjoyed observing the people. Their behavior, their faces, their clothes, their gestures. Everything. The line San Martin has the most interesting and various travelers. And every stop brings new faces and stories.
One morning, I saw this beautiful short-hair girl isolated in her own world, her music, her headphones. In love with this image, I decided to capture it with my precarious nokia C3. The quality of the photo is of course very poor, but at least I could record that unique moment. Because of the beauty of that very simple but exclusive image, I wanted to reproduce the picture on my canvas but with more pixels :)
Buenos Aires, Argentina. San Martin train – 7.30 am
CuatroCuartos presents “This is Buenos Aires”, their first art Exhibition in Dublin. CuatroCuartos is an Argentinean group of multidisciplinary artists. They arrived to Ireland looking for new creative challenges. Linked by the spontaneity, motivation and diversity, they decided to get together to show their work to the world, because the world is but a canvas to their imagination.
If you are visiting the Irish Capital City During May 2014, you can see this art exhibition at THE BLEEDING HORSE PUB – 24/25 CAMDEN ST. UPPER, DUBLIN 2 from May 8th till June 2nd.
Photos of this event: https://lucianamarin.wordpress.com/art-exhibitions/
Ray Charles (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings. Frank Sinatra called Charles “the only true genius in show business”. Although his difficult life, Ray always had THE BRIGHTEST SMILE. I think this great musician deserves a portrait, and here is my version!
BTW, the movie “Ray” is strongly recommended! It’s the story of the life and career of the legendary musician.
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
I think I don’t need to explain why I decided to do a portrait of Audrey. She is a goddess and this is my way to express it. Technique: Acrylic on paper
Know more about this Extraordinary Woman: http://www.audrey1.org (@audrey1org)