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Jeremy Geddes

Imperator, 2017

Giclee on  Hahnemuhle Matt FIne Art Photo Rag
Edition of 1010
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Chiswick Auctions

100% Cotton paper

singed and numbered from an edition of 1010 in pencil; sheet: 51 x 106cm

100% Cotton paper

singed and numbered from an edition of 1010 in pencil; sheet: 51 x 106cm

Jeremy Geddes
New Zealander, b. 1974
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In haunting scenes that fuse photorealism with post-apocalyptic surrealism, Jeremy Geddes renders cosmonauts falling to earth, outsize pigeons in flight, and human figures bursting through walls and writhing in intense emotion. 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,” he says. “I’m keen to never give enough clues to block any potential explanation the viewer might bring. I want to spark questions, rather than answer them.”

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About the work
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Chiswick Auctions

100% Cotton paper

singed and numbered from an edition of 1010 in pencil; sheet: 51 x 106cm

100% Cotton paper

singed and numbered from an edition of 1010 in pencil; sheet: 51 x 106cm

Jeremy Geddes
New Zealander, b. 1974
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In haunting scenes that fuse photorealism with post-apocalyptic surrealism, Jeremy Geddes renders cosmonauts falling to earth, outsize pigeons in flight, and human figures bursting through walls and writhing in intense emotion. 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,” he says. “I’m keen to never give enough clues to block any potential explanation the viewer might bring. I want to spark questions, rather than answer them.”

Jeremy Geddes

Imperator, 2017

Giclee on  Hahnemuhle Matt FIne Art Photo Rag
Edition of 1010
Bidding closed
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