Predator

Size: 76 x 60cm | Oil on canvas A few pointers: Both the Great White and the Bushmen are ancient, highly skilled hunters. Masters of reality. A window separates two realities. Alien environments are deadly, […]

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King Fisher

Size: 48 x 60cm | Oil on Canvas | SOLD A character resembling possibly a Templar sits on a throne hover- ing over the land, with in his left hand the Word and his right […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'dances on words'

Dances on Words

Words are not empty symbols. A kind word can heal and uplift the spirit. The same tongue can leave a scar deeper than a daggers’. Size: 76 x 60cm | Oil on Canvas | SOLD

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Cherub

Size: 120 x 100cm | Oil on Canvas | SOLD This original painting is for sale! Price: ZAR 14000 Do angelic beings dwell among us? This idea sprang from a dream and I could not […]

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'little boat of hope'

Little Boat of Hope

Throughout the early years of my wandering as an artist, when I did a lot of work in pencil and ink, a little rowboat like this often featured. It was never the main object. Always just a subtle presence.

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'the seventh day'

The Seventh Day

This painting is purely a tribute to the vastness of our beautiful world and its Maker. Painted in 2009, this was the first canvas of this size in my career. At the same time I crossed a new threshold: Sufficient command of skill to eliminate tension in the execution. I could relax, and the vast landscape could just flow straight from imagination and the unconscious.

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'gravity'

Gravity

I can never contemplate Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge without Newton. Don’t we all gravitate towards the apple, the question, the why, in much the same way as we cling to earth. And what’s wrong with seeking our own truth?

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'who the master'

Who the Master

We see empires rise and fall. We remember and uphold some remarkable men and women, great leaders of their time; fierce individuals. We forget the slave, the peasant, the worker, the men and women on whose backs all empires were built.

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