Claude Chandler

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.

Chandler 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 when 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 work is a modern take on pointillism, instead of using colours to describe a larger idea Chandler uses binary code repetitively applied using stencils. Creating layers of numbers from which eventually the image appears.

His journey continued into his tertiary studies when he decided to study Fine Art at Durban University of Technology. He participated in numerous exhibitions whilst still at university. Including 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.

Chandler works from his Studio in Cape Town.


Claude Chandler

Selected Exhibitions

2005 - '100 years of... KZNSA', KZNSA Gallery, Centenary Members Exhibition, Durban

2007 - 'Under 21', KZNSA Gallery, Group Show - Claude Chandler, Lydon Cadle

2008 - Start, The Nivea Art Awards 2008', KZNSA Gallery, Durban, Provincial Competition

2009 - Affordable Art Fair, ArtSpace Durban

2010 - Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2010, Pretoria Art Museum, National Competition

2011 - 'Bold and the Beautiful', KZNSA Gallery, Members Exhibition/competition – Second Prize

2011 - 'DAG Inspired' ArtSpace Durban, KZN top 25 recognized painters – Groupshow

2011 - 'Re-use' Durban Universityof Technology Art Gallery – Group Show

2012 - 'Mash-Up' Alex Hamilton Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town - Group Show

2013 - '5th Toilet Cubical Exhibition' Studio 41. Cape Town - Claude Chandler, Roscoe Masters, Kirstie Samson ×