Martine Emdur

Undercurrent

4 April — 27 April 2019

Lives and works in Sydney

View profile

Represented by nanda\hobbs

One cannot simply gaze upon a Martine Emdur painting. As viewers, we willingly dive into the picture plane with an immersive and ethereal sense of pleasure. Vast and emotive, her work triggers a feeling of nostalgia, subliminally linking us to this world, whilst suggesting another.

Emdur’s muse has long been the ocean. Her paintings are carefully rendered to capture and express the immersive quality of the ocean and its currents, whilst luminously portraying the light and ripples reflected from the sandy shallows onto the figures. The depths, with figures dancing and suspended in space, connect us not only to the natural world, but the nostalgia of childhood and the enticement of a time when you felt the cool elements against your skin. At times, a siren swims through the undercurrent of turquoise lace. In other works, we see a flash of colour—the bikini a lure to the eye. 

There are many references from the history of art that Emdur’s work can be linked to. Certainly, there is a strong realist influence, albeit a subliminal one. The use of light and dynamism with her methodology are inherent traits to her practice. Of profound importance to the artist is her spiritual connection to the subject—not only the environment but the protagonists. There is a joy to her message—she is connecting with us, as the subjects of her paintings connect with the ocean.

Ralph Hobbs
March, 2019

VIEW LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINTS BY MARTINE EMDUR
CLICK HERE

\ Exhibition featured works

Martine Emdur

Arc

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 198 x 198cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Arc - Study

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 50 x 50cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Ash and Hannah

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 41 x 51cn

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Bathers

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 51 x 51cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Borja

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 51 x 41cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Bronte

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 50 x 50cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Bronte II

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 51 x 51cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

By the Banks

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 50 x 50cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Citrine

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 183 x 240cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Dash

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 30 x 30cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Dawn Patrol

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 20 x 20cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Dive

2018 \ Oil on linen \ 31 x 31cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Free Styling

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 30 x 30cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Fresh II

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 30 x 30cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Full Moon

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 20 x 20cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Grip

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 51 x 41cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Landlock

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 51 x 51cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Lure

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 183 x 240cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Melt

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 30 x 30cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Melt II

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 20 x 20cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Radiant III

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 152 X 122cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Shallows

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 183 x 183cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Submerged

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 180 x 285cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Sunday Lovin

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 61 x 61cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Sunday Lovin II

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 41 x 51cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Turquoise Tide

2019 \ Oil on Linen \ 183 x 240cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Undercurrent

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 198 x 198cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Untitled

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 167 x 183cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Within the Lines

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 50 x 50cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

Yellow Bikini

2018 \ Oil on Linen \ 20 x 20cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

\ Lovers II

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 20 x 20cm

SOLD

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

Martine Emdur

\ instal image

\ Other exhibitions

Dee Smart

A Synopsis of Love

21 November — 14 December 2019

Jonathan Dalton

The Immoral Symmetry

21 November — 14 December 2019

Mehwish Iqbal

The Distance Between Us

31 October — 16 November 2019

Contact Us

to find out more about Undercurrent.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday