The Distraught Cosmonaut

Melbourne-based artist Jeremy Geddes wants to raise questions, rather than answer them. In this thought-provoking series, cosmonauts float into empty landscapes and unnamed city streets. They depict a story of demise and dislocation. The question is – why?
“A painting begins with some spark of interest, which can be an image or a feeling, and from there I try to conceptually build the idea into a fully formed painting,” says Geddes. “Those initial glimpses are usually not easily translated into a painting that will work, so the development can take some time, refining the initial concept through a succession of studies until I arrive at something which I feel works.”

Geddes’ highly-detailed paintings often take months to complete. “It can be frustrating when they begin to drag and I have other images I want to get to, but I find it impossible to leave paintings in state that I feel could be improved, so I have little choice but to press on,” he explains.

Jeremy Geddes’ website
Interview via [Coates and Scarry]

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