Jeremy Geddes And The Cosmonauts

Jeremy Geddes, an accomplished artist from Australia, is working on a series of cosmonauts that has me wishing for a modern, minimally-decorated living space so that I may grace my walls with his work.

The White Cosmonaut

Whether they’re suspended in monochrome space, seemingly ascending with flocks of doves, or floating across barren cityscapes, these cosmonauts’ head-to-toe space armor makes them into blank representations of ourselves. Almost any emotion can be projected into these paintings: is the cosmonaut doing a happy air dance, or is he dead in his suit? Or maybe they’re just awesome space people, placed into aesthetically-pleasing, universally-appealing settings.

Heat Death

OK, the title of the piece above leaves less to the imagination, but I prefer to think of him merrily romping through the empty, radioactive streets, enjoying the lack of gravity. Geddes has consistently said that he wants these pieces to raise questions, rather than answer them, which is precisely what makes me love them more each time I look. Whatever the case may be, this series is gorgeous beyond belief.

The Red Cosmonaut

There are more, bigger cosmonauts on Geddes’ website. Click the jump for two more images here.

12 Responses to “Jeremy Geddes And The Cosmonauts”

  1. John C. Worsley Says:


  2. Andy Says:

    lovely, only wish I had the cash to buy some prints.

  3. Zoetica Says:

    Me too, Andy. Very worth saving up for, I think!

  4. Jamie Says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  5. Joshua Says:

    Reminds me of the opening for Enki Bilal’s Nikopol.

  6. Dave C Says:

    Wow. Wish I could afford the large version of White Cosmonaut. It’d look incredible above my desk… sigh.

  7. JuliAn Says:

    Oh dear gwad ! They’re all so gorgeous, I start saving right now! And his other painting are as beautiful. Thanks for charing

  8. Tequila Says:

    I keep thinking of the Astronaut intro to Heavy Metal when I see these. That’s a good thing for me. These capture a much different mood but a similar sense of putting these explorers into a different element. The Red Cosmonaut is the most arresting though and it looks like it should be an album cover to a 70’s prog-rock band.

    On a technical level I LOVE the fact he got the cosmonaut to look like he’s part of the environment. Sometimes in work like this it feels like the subject is only part of the environment in spirit. That takes a lot more work to pull off than some give credit for. Heat Death is particularly impressive with that.

  9. Juha Arvid Helminen Says:

    ” he wants these pieces to raise questions, rather than answer them”

    That is the way to go. Love hes work!

  10. Dec Says:

    Similar to the psychedelic space traveller from the cover of the second Kula Shaker album. Maybe the album cover is the same cosmonaut after a weekend at a rave!

  11. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Hacked an ish of Hi Fructose to biuts in order to hang some of his pics. The full version of the first pic there, in particular.

  12. Buck Says:

    If anyone wantingto sell a print of Heat Death, or knows anyone would you please, please have them email me? I know its a long shot but I gotta try. [email protected]