Alex Garant's Double Vision Paintings Daze Viewers

Alex Garant, master of duplicity in oil paintings, creates hyperrealistic portraits that dare the viewer to amplify their senses to decipher her paintings. Known as the international Queen of Double Eyes, Garant started as a visual artist graduate from Notre-Dame–De-Foy College in Quebec, Canada. She also acquired education for special effects make-up and artistry. However, her nosedive into her passion for art was incited by a heart attack in 2012, totally transforming her outlook on life and the world. Garant’s gallery is a delightfully mystifying collection of human glares that discombobulates viewers in the best way.

True appreciation can be attained upon closer inspection and perseverance to investigate the detailed elements of the artist’s talent. Embracing the perplexity of each piece, one can note the adeptness of Garant’s use of repetition and how she can recreate the same image so scrupulously. In other pieces, she adds even more depth by superimposing different parts of the portrait in calculated areas of the canvas. Then affixing patterns that intensify the experience of viewing the piece further. Garant’s way of using colour infuses a dynamic spirit to each of her portraits. Most of them appear hyperrealistic while others appear to emerge from a mirage or fantasy.

Garant’s gallery is a delightfully mystifying collection of human glares that discombobulates viewers in the best way. True appreciation can be attained upon closer inspection and perseverance to investigate the detailed elements of the artist’s talent. Embracing the perplexity of each piece, one can note the adeptness of Garant’s use of repetition and how she can recreate the same image so scrupulously. In other pieces, she adds even more depth by superimposing different parts of the portrait in calculated areas of the canvas. Then affixing patterns that intensify the experience of viewing the piece further. Garant’s way of using colour infuses a dynamic spirit to each of her portraits. Most of them appear hyperrealistic while others appear to emerge from a mirage or fantasy.

There is a certain presence behind each piece that fascinates and occupies the eye as well as the mind. Garant’s pieces have a peculiar charm unique to her. The Queen of Double Eyes has shown her work to audiences across the nation in places like Philadelphia, Fullerton, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Internationally, Garant has had her art displayed in Australia, Portugal, London, and various parts of Canada. Her reach also extends in magazines like Le Petit Voyeur, The Art Education Journal, and BAZAAR. This year, she has been celebrated as a finalist for WIX Stunning Awards.

All images, courtesy of artist: Alex Garant