This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way


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We've all seen those movie scenes that are shot from the perspective of someone getting hit upside the head and falling into a heap.

But before they hit the concrete, we're met with dizzying shots from the victim's point of view — scenes that show a spinning world full of double-faced assailants.

Canadian artist Alex Garant's paintings, although not malicious, are reminiscent of this imagery. Her beauties peer back at us with many eyes, bringing a sense of movement and plurality to her work that lends the viewing experience a hypnotizing effect.

By combining traditional techniques with graphic elements, Garant enters the ambiguous space between familiarity and surreality.

By combining traditional techniques with graphic elements, Garant enters the ambiguous space between familiarity and surreality.

Alex Garant

Alex Garant

"The viewers shall try to unearth the main figure by focusing on making those multiples into one," she writes on her website.

"The viewers shall try to unearth the main figure by focusing on making those multiples into one," she writes on her website.

Alex Garant

Alex Garant

She strives to make each painting a conversation piece as observers read between the lines of every layer.

She strives to make each painting a conversation piece as observers read between the lines of every layer.

Alex Garant

Alex Garant

And that conversation springs from a place of complication, since we're tasked with making sense of imagery that puts our percerptions to the test.

And that conversation springs from a place of complication, since we're tasked with making sense of imagery that puts our percerptions to the test.

Alex Garant

Alex Garant

It's almost as if we're the characters in those movie scenes, struggling to make sense of a spinning world. That's precisely what makes Garant's work great. It is in a league of its own.

It's almost as if we're the characters in those movie scenes, struggling to make sense of a spinning world. That's precisely what makes Garant's work great. It is in a league of its own.

Alex Garant

Alex Garant

To learn more about Alex Garant and her process, visit her website.

For regular updates, follow the artist on Facebook and Instagram.

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