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.

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