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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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StephenMerrigan 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch back :D
Your art is amazing
JustinGedak 1 day ago  Professional
No problem, and thanks :)
umbatman Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch
JustinGedak 2 days ago  Professional
No problem. 
Pyramid-HeadApproves Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found you using the 'Random Deviant' Button. Enjoy the llama and :iconhave-anicedayplz:
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