"In some ways, artist Alexa Meade is a traditional figure painter. But she works on an unusual canvas: the actual human body. And she takes a classical concept — trompe l'oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional — and turns it on its head. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures."
Ephemeral paintings on top of food.
Photographer Lacey captures Alexa's paintings for DETAILS' "Life Imitates Art" fashion story in the Sept 2014 issue.
Alexa Meade's 'CMYK' series explores color theory with references to Op art. Produced during four live performances at Grand Palais for Art Paris Art Fair 2015.
All photographs by Lacey
Paintings by Alexa Meade for Details Magazine, September 2014