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

Cannon

Driven by an acute awareness of the definitive termination of his short stroll on the planet, and driven simultaneously by a restless thirst for power and control and a burning desire to explore

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'temperance relinquished'

Temperance Relinquished

The island is a hand, like that of a hitch hiker’s with thumb leveled. This painting is a reminder that one should perhaps more often let go of the things that constrain us, in our movements, actions and thoughts.

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surreal painting by south african artist pieter van tonder titled 'the missing piece'

The Missing Piece

a moment of clarity, wherein all make sense as a coherent whole. Somewhere between free will and destiny, two forces battle for sovereignty. What we perceive as our reality is perhaps the dust kicked up by this eternal battle, beautifully tinted by the setting sun. Sometimes free will wins, sometimes destiny, but for the most part they’re inseparably intertwined in their fiery tango.

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