Alain Lefort bends the formal and conceptual delineations of traditional photography by creating disquieting and engrossing landscapes from images captured in nature. Often selecting vignettes or fragments from a multitude of images, Lefort digitally sews them together to create a single, synthesized shot. The force of this recombination is magnified further when the artist extends the surrealistic landscape downwards as a mirror image. Rorshach-like, Lefort’s pictures incite viewers to escape the gallery environment in favour of their own unconscious fantasies. The lush verdure of Lefort’s Arcadia series is no less impactful than the strikingly spindly trees and emotive white expanse presented by Ce Qu’un Arbre a Dit. The overarching effect of this digital maverick’s oeuvre is rapture, elation, and finally thoughtfulness. Having obtained a degree in photography at Concordia University, Lefort has successfully created a niche of his own in the art world. He is represented in Montreal by Galerie Orange and in Quebec City by Lacerte Art Contemporain. In addition to Galerie St-Laurent + Hill in Ottawa, his work is shown at Zadok Art Gallery in Miami, USA. His exhibition history, both individual and group, extends to cities all over Canada and abroad. Furthermore, his artwork can be found in the Musée du Québec collection, the Cirque du Soleil collection, the Loto-Quebec collection and several private collections. He currently lives and work in Montreal.