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Justin Gedak
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For me, creating artwork has been a way of exploring the shadowy places existing within myself. A form of self-discovery in its own way. I've always said that coming up with the ideas behind my paintings is like pulling strange shapes out from a dark corner, not knowing what's coming, but pulling anyway.

I find that the more pieces of art I create, the more confident I become-–but at the same time, the hungrier I become for new projects. I crave to dig deeper. To learn more, and grow outwards as well as inwards. Since both of my parents are artists-–oil painters: my father a master portrait painter and my mother a painter of landscapes, portraits, and famous homes-–it seems as if I have been surrounded by artwork my entire life. This is something I am eternally grateful for.

I was born in Langley British Columbia, grew up in the greater Vancouver area, and am currently living with my wife and son on the outskirts of the Lower mainland.

With every creation comes a mystery to be explored. A story to be experienced. The not knowing of what comes next is what drives me forward. What pushes me to keep creating. To keep learning and growing. To never stop changing.

Current Residence: Vancouver
I've been rethinking my approach on surrealism, and reconstructing the tools I use to pursue creativity. My previous surreal works had been about characters tangled up in difficult situations, while this new drawing is about hope and guidance. The characters in this piece are more like gargoyles than flawed characters, silent protectors staring in from an unseen world. To me, there is an ancient power in them. Prehistoric, or even beyond time entirely.

The drawing is called "Light Her Thoughts". It's larger than any drawings that I've done before, 16.5" x 23". I'm planning on doing a fairly large oil painting of it sometime in the future.…


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umbatman 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch
Pyramid-HeadApproves 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found you using the 'Random Deviant' Button. Enjoy the llama and :iconhave-anicedayplz:
JustinGedak 1 day ago  Professional
Thanks :)
Thank you so much for following me! it means alot ! i was thinking about if my art was any good, becuse no one on the web or in real life seemed to notice or get it.

but when an amazing artist as you sir. follow me maybe there is hope for me after all
JustinGedak 2 days ago  Professional
No problem, Christian, and thanks for the kind words :) Getting views, followers, and comments on this site is really tough. Also, I think pretty much all artists have moments of doubt with their artwork.

I definitely go through phases of uncertainty, and of thinking that my art isn't good enough. Pretty much all us artists can do is keep on creating though. I find that if I go through stretches of time without painting or drawing I get a little crazy lol.

I've found that the best way to get views on here is by signing up to the many groups, and submitting your work to them. There are a lot of surreal groups with a lot of cool artist on them.    
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