Claude Chandler

Claude Chandler

South Africa | 13 artworks for sale

  • mag [re]tape #9  ed.2/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #9 Ed.2/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #8  ed.1/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #8 Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #7  ed.1/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #7 Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #6  ed.1/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #6 Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #5  ed.2/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #5 Ed.2/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #3  ed.1/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #3 Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #2  ed.2/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #2 Ed.2/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • mag [re]tape #1  ed.2/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #1 Ed.2/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • sororal painting claude chandler
    Sororal
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • jeopardy painting claude chandler
    Jeopardy
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • plum crazy painting claude chandler
    Plum Crazy
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • tangible tangerine painting claude chandler
    Tangible Tangerine
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • mag [re]tape #4  ed.1/5 limited edition print claude chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #4 Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • -33 918661.18.400681 painting claude chandler
    -33 918661.18.400681
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • -33 939908.18.392198 painting claude chandler
    -33 939908.18.392198
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • -33 926065.18.469848 painting claude chandler
    -33 926065.18.469848
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • bowlcut #ii painting claude chandler
    Bowlcut #Ii
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • mag tape #8 painting claude chandler
    Mag Tape #8
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
  • bowlcut #vi painting claude chandler
    Bowlcut #VI
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • bowlcut #i painting claude chandler
    Bowlcut #I
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: niggie painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Niggie
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • defrag - deep blue painting claude chandler
    Defrag - Deep Blue
    Painting / 75 x 100 cm
  • binary visage: remote access painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Remote Access
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: blue screen painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Blue Screen
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: grey scale painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Grey Scale
    Painting / 71 x 142 cm
  • binary visage: green screen painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Green Screen
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • unexpected initialization-call painting claude chandler
    Unexpected Initialization-Call
    Painting / 71 x 141 cm
  • binary visage: emergence painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Emergence
    Painting / 120 x 180 cm
  • binary visage: margin painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Margin
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • binary visage: mug shot ii painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Mug Shot II
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • binary visage: mug shot painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Mug Shot
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: metanoia painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Metanoia
    Painting / 100 x 130 cm
  • binary visage: copius painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Copius
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • binary visage: discern painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Discern
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: equipoise painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Equipoise
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: monitor painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Monitor
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • waylay painting claude chandler
    Waylay
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • binary visage: aeonian painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Aeonian
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: power painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Power
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • binary visage: exalt painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Exalt
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • binary visage: coding iii painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Coding III
    Large Portrait Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • binary visage: journey painting claude chandler
    Binary Visage: Journey
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
Artist Bio

From an early age Claude Chandler was immersed in the art world, with both of his parents being talented local artists and prominent figures in the art scene. He grew up in galleries and studios, and was constantly surrounded by artists. At gallery openings he would swoop through the crowd in his batman suit.

At school Claude’s art was controversial and his mother was occasionally called in due to teachers’ concerns about this. Although at school this was a limitation, it served him well later in his career: he was awarded 2nd place in the 2011 KZNSA’s Members' Exhibition for his scatological interpretation of the theme, The Bold and the Beautiful.

His passion for portraiture was cemented when, in 2005, he began a project of painting his teachers at Glenwood High School. This set off his career as he started receiving portrait commissions, as well as developing his own personal identity as an artist and increasing his confidence in his artistic abilities. Claude’s creative journey is rooted in the use of portraiture. His journey continued into his tertiary studies when he decided to study Fine Art at the Durban University of Technology.He participated in numerous exhibitions whilst still at university. He participated in the 2008 Start The Nivea Art Awards, and in the 2010 Sasol New Signatures national Art Competition held at the Pretoria Art Museum . He was a finalist in both these competitions. He was one 25 prominent Durban artists who were selected to take part in the Interpret Durban exhibition. Claude’s interest in teaching art precipitated in his giving private classes in early 2011, as well as teaching for a term as a student educator at Durban Girls’ High School. Now that Claude has graduated, Durban is no longer a muse for him and he has migrated to Cape Town to pursue his creative career.
Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
Cape Town is the world design Capital 2014, that’s my inspiration for this year. Studio 41 and I have jumped on that band wagon and we will get involved in every possible way.

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). His Interpretation of the South African landscape transformed and elevated a traditional subject matter into something profound. He altered the South African landscape commanding a new dialogue to observe and translate the countryside. He was a pioneer and a brilliant artist that represented the growing spirit of national independence which was freeing their culture from its long subservience to Europe’ In my work I also alter a traditional genre (portraiture), by modernizing and transforming it into something new and elevated.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

Recollect – Hennie Stroebel. KZNSA Gallery 2011. Stroebel works with embroidery and ceramics. The body of work consisted of a collection of 17 years of work, most of which had not yet been exhibited. At first glance his work appears to be high quality and detailed oil paintings. However as you get closer and more intimate with the work you realize the detail is not captured with a brush but hand stitched with threads of cotton! It has the same qualities as a painting does; the multitude of colours thread follows the movement and the emotion of the image. There appear to be thousands of individual thread in varieties of colour and directions that together form a highly detailed image. It is also not a mechanical process, as Stroebel states the process is very important to him. ‘I want to have the same role as a painter, treating the creation as an organic process instead of a robotic and set/mechanical method. He has created his own form of stitching which doesn’t follow the standard or traditional process of weaving. His work is presented in a number of fashions. Stroebel’s work is often influenced by his travels to Turkey, Istanbul and other Middle Eastern countries. There he was introduced to Middle Eastern pottery and culture which is very ornate and decorative. Stroebel who often works in ceramics (he is also the senior lecturer of Ceramics at the Durban University of Technology). He combines this craft/discipline with his embroideries. All the embroideries in the park gallery were framed with an original ceramic frame/art piece made by Hennie. This was the cherry on top, the combination of embroidery contained by a ceramic window created this intimate relationship, which optimized both mediums and also made a conceptual connection (to the subject matter.

Where do you get your inspiration for your work?

For my current ‘stamp’ series, I often use celebrities as my subject matter so I find myself pausing and taking screen shots throughout every movie I watch. The cinematography and lighting is always of the highest standard. I love sourcing the internet for reference. I make sure I discover at least 3 new artists every week, that’s probably my greatest source of inspiration.

Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?

While I paint I often bark or howl like a wolf when I get excited or frustrated with the painting I’m working on… The other artists at the studio have threatened to call the SPCA

What do you like most about being an artist?

I wouldn’t change anything about my life, art has allowed me to experience life in a profound and exciting manner. I have met amazing people and discovered things about myself that I wouldn’t have been able to do so without the path I’ve chosen.

How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
I believe if you wait for inspiration you’ll wait your whole life. The best is always to just start working and generally you find your groove and gain momentum. However if that fails I’ll either go to the beach or have a nice lunch… then end up at the pub

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

When I was informed that I was one of the finalists for the SPI National Portrait Awards 2013. For a portrait painter to be selected out of 1800 entries is an amazing accolade and affirmation to the direction I’m taking as an artist.

Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?

Yes, I think it’s every artists duty is to enrich the art community and support art. I really enjoy creating work opportunities for young artists. Last year I was able to employ 3 artists for 2 months to assist me in creating over 500 paintings for a corporate event.

What are your plans for the coming year?
Have my first solo show in Cape Town. Grow and expand my figure drawing and painting classes I run from my Studio. Hopefully go overseas to do a one month residency at artist Max Grimm’s Studio