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

Pilgrim

Size: 90 x 76cm | Oil on Canvas | SOLD A man on his journey finds a moment of rest in the shade of a tree. He sees himself, sitting in the shade of a […]

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

Herfsdeken

Autumn came quietly and mysteriously, suddenly, as a cat from somewhere jumps on a window sill. The land changed and a colorful spread covered and warmed us.
In this painting I gave myself extravagant freedom and explored a pair of new devices which will be well employed in near future paintings.

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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 Do angelic beings dwell among us? This idea sprang from a dream and I could not resist the temptation to depict a cherub in a […]

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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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