'Edifice' by Jeremy Geddes, 2023
32 x 24 Inches
81 x 61 Centimeters
Archival pigment print on 100% cotton, 300gsm Hahnemuhle Matt photo rag fine art paper using Epson SureColor P7070 & P9070 printers.
Timed Limited Edition of 549 (#77/549)
Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.
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.”