Surreal Paintings On Humans in the Urban Environment

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With the aim of showing how fragile the human body can be in ever complex urban environments, Melbourne based artist Jeremy Geddes creates surreal paintings. In his recent series titled Exhale, Jeremy painted his subjecs in desolate environments, often experiencing some form of impossible levitation or dynamic explosion. Viewing the works, one can acknowledge the fine brushwork, layers of glaze, tones and color he puts into each piece.

Taking months to complete, Jeremy begins with a preliminary painting where the color, tone, and composition are completed. The painting is then mapped out using washes of color, painted, and then applied with glaze and altering tones. While there are recurring motifs in his works, Geddes prefers to leave the subject matter open to interpretation rather than attaching one particular narrative to his work, thus allowing viewers to connect disparate elements into a structure that resonates with them personally. He recently had an exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine gallery. You can check out more of his work at

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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