If you’re prone to migraines, I’d guess you’re probably not a big fan of Alex Garant. Most of her work consists of paintings of women, giving the illusion that they’re out of focus. It’s like looking at someone’s face through crossed eyes. It’s a little unnerving but it’s also difficult to look away. I found myself staring at them wondering “how is it possible for someone to paint something that would give me such a headache?”
She’s known as the “Queen of Double Eyes.” She does some other less headache-inducing work. They’re simply paintings of women with extra sets of eyes. But their noses and mouths remain in their rightful places.
She draws inspiration from early ink printing, vintage pop surrealism, baroque tapestries, and retro kitsch. There’s something retro about these paintings but also a bit of modern.
Take a look at some of Alex Garant’s paintings. But don’t stare for too long, you’ll give yourself a pretty bad headache.