These incredible works of art are not your ordinary oil paintings as hidden within them are real people. Rather than paint human subjects artist Alexa Meade likes to paint actual people into her artworks, transforming a 3D space and subject into a 2D plane.
What's even more impressive is that Meade is a self taught artist who only picked up the paint brush after wanting to see what it would look like to paint with black shadows. After realising her ability to seemingly collapse depth and 3D space using this technique this fascinating series was born. You can check out more over on her website.