Sue Martin

Current Collection

THE CARTOGRAPHER’S NOTES 2019/2020


 


SUE MARTIN

South African painter and printmaker Sue Martin is one such artist who employs the dusty vistas, scorched by the African Sun, as some of the backdrops against which she grapples with her own positionality as a third-generation South African (Image 1). Drawing from historical sources, her lived experiences, her travels and a selection of her own photographs, Martin builds up and disrupts the surfaces of her artworks creating a palimpsest of ideas, images, media and marks. Martin’s exploration of her identity is sensitive and purposeful. The textures Martin creates through the layering of paint and wax are prompts for the viewer to look closer and to scratch beneath the visually pleasing surface in order to unearth the layers of complex engagement



Messina

Mixed media and oil pigment on found map

76 x 120cm

R23 500 framed

 

Grahamstown

Mixed media and oil on map

77 x 128cm

R23 500 framed

 

 

Ellisras

    Mixed media and oil on map

      81  x 106cm

R23 500 framed

 

 

 

Pietersburg

Mixed media and oil on map

130 x 100cm

R23 500 framed

 

Passages of Time

Mixed media and oil pigment on map

               118cm x 94cm

              R23 500 framed

 

All Days

Mixed media and oil pigment on found map

128cm x 92cm

R23 5000 framed

Klapmuts

Mixed media and oil on map

Framed: 160 x 150cm

        R50 000 framed

 

Backshores

Mixed media and oil pigment on fold down map

85cm x 50cm

R13 500 framed

 

Boundaries

Mixed media  and oil pigment on found map

87cm x 62cm

R13 500 framed

 

Retracing

Mixed media and oil pigment on found fold down map

60cm x 59cm

 R13 500 framed

Transitions

Mixed media and oil pigment on found map

110cm x 82cm

 R23 500 framed

 

Eastrand Mines

Mixed media and oil pigment on found map

115cm x 63cm

R23 500 framed

 

 

Unrestricted

Mixed media and oil pigment on found map

115cm x 68cm

R23 500 framed

 

And when we returned

        Mixed media and oil pigment on found fold down map

               65cm  x 41cm

              R13 500 framed

The Bouquet

Mixed media and oil pigment on found  fold down map

80cm x 40cm

 R13 500 framed

Meander Lines

Mixed media and oil pigment on fold down map

72cm x 53cm

R13 500 framed

 

Into the Light

Mixed media and oil pigment on found map

120cm x 92cm

R23 500 framed