Exhibition from March 20 to May 2, 2015
The Sisso gallery invites you to discover the unsettling world of Alexa Meade. The artist forgets about canvas to concentrate her work on the human body whose shapes and possibility fascinates her. Her technic consists in reversing the classical codes and painting portraits directly on the skin of her models. Their faces are painted like a mask at their own image and then photographed for a most surprising result, merging the portrait and its subject.
Alexa Meade masters the art of illusion and gives figures in three dimensions an original two-dimensional appearance. Along the years, several photographic series were carried out: in public places to highlight the gap between the painted subject and reality, but also in painted backgrounds to create a painting anchored in reality. In 2012, she pushes the process a step further with Sheila Vand who she previously painted and then dipped in a milk bath to analyze the graphic effects of the encounter between the two materials.