Exhibitions.

Forthcoming exhibition a dual solo by Michael Beckurts and Gerrie van Tonder. Opens 26/11 at 14h30.

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Artworks by Gerrie van Tonder.
interior with two chairs 59x42cm Oil on stretched canvas R6720
die wit koppie 51x41cm oil on canvas R5500 Sold
interior 60x84cm Oil on stretched canvas R9000 Sold
systraat Beaufort Wes 76x56cm Olie op gespande doek R8000
Waterkloof Karoo 51x51cm Olie op gespande doek R7100 Sold
door and sunlight 36x25cm Oil on stretched canvas R3500 Sold
door and sunlight 11 42x30cm Oil on stretched canvas R4000
elevenses 28x35x3.8 cm Oil on stretched canvas R3500 Sold
Kloof straat 51x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R5500 Sold
wagkamer 41x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R4900 Sold
yellow room 61x46cm Oil on stretched canvas R6000
interior with blue wall 51x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R4900 Sold
die brief 41x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R4500
kamer in Prins Albert 41x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R4500
kamer met twee stoele 51x76x3.8cm Oil on stretched canvas R6000
Stellenbosch straat 46x36cm Oil on stretched canvas R4400
Muratie 51x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R5300
suid Vrystaat 37x75cm Oil on stretched canvas Framed R5400
noord son 51x41x3.8cm Oil on stretched canvas R5000
Claire in Olympia 41x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R5200 Sold
the handyman 61x46cm Oil on stretched canvas R5800
buite Prins Albert naby Seekoegat 41x51cm Oil on stretched canvas R5300
interior with chair 60x50cm Oil on stretched canvas R4000
lees 25x25cm Oil on stretched canvas R2500 Sold
ongetiteld 51x26cm Oil on stretched canvas R4000
groot Karoo 41×30 cm Oil on stretched canvas R3300
ongetiteld 11 41x30cm Oil on stretched canvas R3300 Sold
landscape Karoo 41x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R4500 Sold
tulips 51x41cm Oil on stretched canvas R5900 Sold
deur na êrens anders 51x41cm olie op doek R5800
venster 30x21cm olie op doek R2800
ongetiteld 111 30x23cm oil on canvas R3500

Gerrie van Tonder is a contemporary impressionist working in oils. He explores mostly interior and exterior spaces and the play of light and shadows on surfaces. He prefers to paint from life when possible, and is particularly adept at conveying moods and transient moments in time.

Not much descriptive content is provided by the work, and one’s response is almost exclusively the result of his application of light and colour.

His great love is the beauty and allure of the Karoo, a subject he constantly returns to.

He started painting at a young age and still paints continuously. He is mostly self-taught, as he has had no formal art training. In Cape Town he had art classes with Ryno Swart, who influenced him greatly.

 He qualified as an architect in 1987 and has had his own architectural practice in Simon’s Town since the mid-90, apart from a five year break from 2010 to 2015 to paint full-time.

Publications

Cover and Featured Artist:  South African Artist magazine, Issue # 20, 2015

Invited Artist: South African Artist magazine, Issue # 50, 2019

Artist Statement

I try to restrain descriptive content in order to evoke the atmosphere, mood and introspection of abstract work. This delicate balance between the abstract and the representational is a continual challenge for me.

Exhibitions            

2015                                       solo exhibition White River Gallery, Casterbridge, White River

2014                                       solo exhibition Halifax Art, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

2013                                       group exhibition In Toto Gallery, Johannesburg           

                                                group exhibition Rust-En-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

2012                                       exhibition Tina Skukan gallery, Pretoria        

                                                group exhibition Upstairs @ Bamboo, Melville, Johannesburg

2011                                       solo exhibition Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria

2006 – 2011                          exhibit at Canterbury Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town