Artwork by Jeremy GeddesAbout Jeremy Geddes
Jeremy Geddes (b. 1974 / Wellington, New Zealand) 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, story falling, colliding and drifting in empty landscapes. He also received a BFA in 1995 and an MFA in 1997.
As the artist admits, he fails to see the difference between photorealism and hyperrealism. He thinks that photorealists are producing flat paintings, with the brush marks being blended away and hiding the physical nature of the medium. The greater part of his interest in painting is based right there, in using the abstract marks made by a brush in order to describe forms. Happening on a small scale and not apparent when the work is shrunk for the web or print, it still keeps Geddes excited about painting. Speaking on a more technical level, he’s much more drawn to the Pre-Raphaelites and the Victorian Academic painters. He’s inspired by Leon Bonnat and Jean-Leon Gerome, Antonio Garcia Lopez – a modern realist painter, and even Margitte , a master of surrealism. Some of his earliest influences were the painters working in the illustration field,… ...Discover Artworks