Martine Emdur, Arc, 2019. Oil on linen, 198 x 198cm. Courtesy: the artist and Nanda\Hobbs, Chippendale.
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 and illuminated onto the figures.
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 4 April 2019