Meade isn’t like any other artist…she literally paints human beings, turning them into living, breathing portraits. Alexa creates the illusion of a world where 2D and 3D have become one.
– Business Insider
“At a glance it looks like a richly-colored painting, but pause for a moment and look closer. You’ll quickly find yourself immersed in a piece that’s part painting, part photograph, part video and part performance art. It’s alive, figuratively and literally, with color, vibrance, subtle motion and detail.” – Sony
"Your move, Banksy"
While other artists have spent the past 500 years perfecting methods for portraying depth on flat surfaces, she has gone in the opposite direction by developing techniques that allow her to paint three-dimensional objects, including people, in ways that make them look for all the world like flat canvases.”
– Quill and Pad
Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it–literally. She covers everything in a scene–people, chairs, food, you name it–in a mask of paint that mimics what’s below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.