Emilio Martin

City & Guilds of London Art School

Martin’s paintings depict life in a restaurant kitchen; the relationships of the chefs and porters and the nocturnal world of masculinity that it still represents. His voyeuristic viewpoint invites the audience into the heat and intensity of the kitchen with a sensitive intimacy. These works explore the fleeting moments and social and professional hierarchy within a fast-paced, clandestine community. The images grew from Martin’s love of Baroque artwork. He is interested in late sixteenth and early eighteenth century artworks as seen in his dramatically lit restaurant-kitchen scenes and the use of evocative motifs, particularly the depiction of meat as “memento mori”.

Head Chef

Oil on canvas over board

100 x 70 cm

Price: £800

George Making Lunch

Graphite on paper

42 x 30 cm

Price: £85





September 3, 2019 11:29 am


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