Christiaan Pretorius

South African artist Christiaan Pretorius has always worked across boundaries: as a painter, muralist and theatre artist.  His visual work is deeply rooted in the classical painterly traditions of the European canon, particularly the Dutch masters.  A prolific and expressive painter, his work integrates classical technique with a contemporary sensibility.  With a minimalist palette of light and shadow, he evokes the textures and rhythms of the natural world to create a strong sense of space and belonging.