This Australian artist, whose work mixes surrealism with hyperrealism, was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1974. Being a child, his family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he has resided ever since. In this city he studied fine arts at the Victorian College of the Arts between 1991 and 1997.
His works stand out for the accuracy of his strokes and for the color palette used, which creates bewilderment on the spectator. His figures, who often defy the laws of gravity, are accompanied by symbolic elements, such as pigeons, which trap the audience without remedy. Also very characteristic are his cityscapes, equally disturbing, which are inspired in the streets of the great Australian cities.
Jeremy Geddes, as it couldn't be otherwise being a hyperrealist painter, is conscientious and extremely meticulous in his work. Each painting usually takes between 1 and 6 months, depending on the complexity and size of the image, so that Geddes' ideas and projects tend to stay in his mind in a queue until the artist finally begins to work on them.
His creative process is very disciplined and always begins with a preliminary study on a small scale, in which he visualizes and perfects the initial image, adding or removing elements. According to the artist himself, this process is long, can take weeks or months, but indispensable, because this is a step that avoids paying a high price during the creation of the final work.
Jeremy Geddes, draws inspiration from great artistic references of the twentieth century as Antonio López, Andrew Wyeth or Edward Hopper but also from other great painters of the XIX century like Léon Bonnat or William Bouguereau.
Although he is an artist who likes to live immersed in his work in his studio and is little related to the rest of the artistic world, Geddes enjoys great international recognition. His work has been exhibited in large venues in the United Kingdom and the United States, and no doubt he has a future more than promising.