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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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