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How artist Alexa Meade turns her subjects into 2D illusions

In this video, we meet a visual artist who optically transforms the three-dimensional world into a 2D painting.

LA-based Alexa Meade is best known for her portraits in which she ingeniously collapses depth and makes her subjects appear two-dimensional when photographed.

The process see her paint directly onto her models’ clothes, the wall and floor, and any furniture they are sitting on or standing next to, which helps complete the overall effect of a two-dimensional painting. The result is a walking, talking optical illusion.

Meade’s unique artwork has been exhibited at The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Grand Palais, The United Nations building and The Lincoln Center. Her works have also been commissioned by companies such as MINI Cooper, Ralph Lauren, Sony and Porsche.

View the original video here.

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