Welcome to a special episode of Art and Cocktails! Today, host Ekaterina Popova invites you to join her in an inspiring conversation with Canadian contemporary figurative artist, Alex Garant, affectionately known as the Queen of Double Eyes.

Internationally renown as the Queen of Double Eyes, Alex Garant studied visual arts at Notre-Dame–De-Foy College just outside Quebec City. After graduating in 2001, she ultimately settled in Toronto, Canada. She decided to truly commit to her passion for Arts after suffering from a heart attack in 2012, changing forever how she would see the world.

As a pioneer of Contemporary Figurative Op Art, her oil paintings offer a graphic quality combined with traditional portrait techniques. Garant establishes herself as one of the leaders of analogue Glitch Art by using patterns, duplication of elements,  symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery. Her paintings are a reflection on human duality, the battle for self-definition between one's inner self and outer persona.

Represented by galleries in Canada, United States and Australia, her works have also been shown in several museums including the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in California, the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona, the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii and the Fullerton Museum Center in California.

She has been featured in Hi-fructose, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre, the American Art Collector magazine and on multiple online platforms including VICE, The Huffington Post, Buzznet and many more.

Stay updated on Alex's latest artwork, merchandise, and exhibitions by visiting her website at AlexGarant.com and following her on Instagram at @alexgarantart.

Discovering the Unique Style of Alex Garant

Ekaterina introduces Alex, renowned for her mesmerizing double eyes technique, and delves into the evolution of this signature style. Through symmetry, patterns, and mirroring effects, Alex shares how she developed her captivating approach to art.

Unveiling the Deeper Meanings

Explore the deeper layers of Alex's work as she unravels the personal meanings embedded within her art. Alex sheds light on the battle between different personas and the quest for authenticity, providing a unique perspective into her creative process.

The Journey and Beyond

From selecting models to preparing for solo exhibitions, Alex offers insights into every aspect of her artistic journey. Learn how she manages the delicate balance between creativity and business, emphasizing the importance of setting boundaries and embracing natural style.

Looking Ahead: Future Projects

Gain an exclusive sneak peek into Alex's upcoming projects, including solo shows in Australia and group exhibitions in North Carolina. Discover how she continues to push boundaries and collaborate with organizations like the Eagles Foundation.

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