Sue Martin

Current Collection

LIE OF THE LAND


 


PAINTINGS

Sue Martin completed her Fine Arts degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, before
moving to Johannesburg in the early 1980s. This series of work, Lie of the Land, has the hallmarks
of so much of her previous work. There is an experimentation with various media, including oil paints,
beeswax, photography and printmaking.
Sue’s work is essentially concerned with journeys both literal and figurative; it also deals deeply with
memories. The extensive use of gold in this series evokes the sense that wherever we go we take that

which is most precious to us, particularly our thoughts and memories. Her work has a faded quality be-
cause, like the memory, it is a resonance, a faint echo of things remembered.

Her otherwise limited palette of earthy tones and figures set in timeless landscapes achieve a dreamlike
quality. But while the figures that move or float through these landscapes give a surface impression
of nostalgia and whimsy, this is offset by suggestions of a harsher reality below and behind what we
immediately perceive. Her use of veils of colour metaphorically echo the many layers of meaning present
in her work, as well as evoking layers of time.



The Lie of the Land I

Oil pigment and Mixed media on canvas

56 x 84cm

R20 000

 

 

The Lie of the Land 2

Oil pigment and Mixed media on canvas

56 x 84cm

R20 000

 

 

The Lie of the Land 3

Oil pigment and Mixed media on canvas

37 x 84cm

R20 000

 

 

 

The Lie of the Land 4

Oil pigment and Mixed media on canvas

40 x 80cm

R20 000

 

The Lie of the Land 5

Oil pigment and Mixed media on canvas

40 x 84cm

R20 000

 

 

Let Me Through the Mazes Rove of the Light Acacia-Grove

Oil pigment and mixed media on Chinese rice paper

42 x 85cm

R15 000

 

Those Fair Haunts, To Gather the Bright Summer Flower

Oil pigment and mixed media on Chinese rice paper

42 x 85cm

R15 000

 

Homeland

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

40 x 50cm

R15 000

 

And Render Even The Rocks And Deserts Dear

Oil pigment and mixed media on Chinese rice paper

42 x 85cm

R15 000

 

And Faint Glimmering Still Where Former Lustre Shone

Oil pigment and mixed media on Chinese rice paper

42 x 85cm

R15 000

Afar In The Desert 1

Oil pigment and bees wax on paper

50 x 71cm

R16 000

Afar In The Desert 2

Oil pigment and bees wax on paper

50 x 71cm

R16 000

 

Afar In the Desert 3

Oil pigment and bees wax on paper

50 x 71cm

R16 000

 

Afar In the Desert 4

Oil pigment and bees wax on paper

50 x 71cm

R16 000

We Dream Of Sunsets Past

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

50 x 100cm

R23 000

 

We Disembark

Oil pigment on canvas

80 x 100cm

R26 000

The Night Storm Has Passed And The Clouds Part

Oil pigment on canvas

50 x 65cm

R17 000

Unknown Territories

Oil pigment on canvas

80 x 100cm

R26 000

There Will Come Soft Rains

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

50 x 65cm

R17 000

Here Bright the Skies – And These Valleys Of Bloom

Oil pigment and mixed media on Chinese rice paper

42 x 85cm

R15 000

We Move On

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

50 x 60cm

R16 000

Terrafirma

Oil pigment on canvas

40 x 50cm

R15 000

Illusion

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

50 x 60cm

R16 000

Allusion

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

50 x 60cm

R16 000

Space Has Always Reduced Me To Silence

Oil pigment and bees wax on canvas

50 x 100cm

R23 000