Photorealistic levitations and collisions by Jeremy Geddes
Jeremy Geddes studied painting at the Victorian College of the Arts and began working full time as a painter in 2003. He’s most well known for his paintings of cosmonauts and people floating, falling, colliding and drifting in empty landscapes.
In his haunting scenes, he fuses photorealism with post-apocalyptic surrealism. The paintings emerge from a methodical process, in which Geddes creates and exhaustively reworks preliminary studies of composition, tone, and color that he then translates large-scale through layers of grisaille, opaque color, and modulated glaze.
Despite the dramatic suggestion of narrative, Geddes intends his paintings to be ambiguous and subjectively experienced. “I’m trying to leave the narrative… open to interpretation, whilst juxtaposing enough disparate elements to make some sort of interpretation necessary“.
Jeremy was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and whippet.
Images courtesy of Jeremy Geddes