Focusing on Contemporary Figurative Op Art, Alex Grant is a painter that uses aunique style of combining graphic qualities with traditional methods. After a heart attack in 2012, Grant decided to pursue art full-time with a focus on the battle between the inner and outer self. Grant has worked with numerous institutions like the Museum of Art and History and has had her work featured online in Vice, The Huffington Post, and Buzznet. In 2020 she won the National Magazine Awards for Best Illustration.
Je suis toutes les versions de moi
This piece is a playful and whimsical take on the artist's premise: reflection on human duality, the battle for self-definition between one's inner self and outer persona. Mixing traditional techniques & illustrative lines, the work is meant to showcase elements of nostalgia, quirkiness and comforting innocence.
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.