Claude Chandler

Claude Chandler

Cape Town | 14 artworks for sale

  • Sororal - Painting by Claude Chandler Sororal
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
    R30 000
  • Plum Crazy - Painting by Claude Chandler Plum Crazy
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
    R37 000
  • Jeopardy - Painting by Claude Chandler Jeopardy
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
    R28 000
  • Tangible Tangerine - Painting by Claude Chandler Tangible Tangerine
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
    R33 500
  • Mag Tape #7 - Painting by Claude Chandler Mag Tape #7
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
    R16 500
  • Mag Tape #5 - Painting by Claude Chandler Mag Tape #5
    Painting / 72 x 102 cm
    R18 000
  • Bond - 007 - Painting by Claude Chandler Bond - 007
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
    R16 500
  • Mag [Re]Tape 9 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 9
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • Mag [Re]Tape 8 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 8
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • Mag [Re]Tape 1 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 1
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • Mag [Re]Tape 3 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 3
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • Mag [Re]Tape 6 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 6
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • Mag [Re]Tape 5 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • Mag [Re]Tape 2 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler Mag [Re]Tape 2
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
    R6 000
  • -33 918661.18.400681 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    -33 918661.18.400681
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • -33 939908.18.392198 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    -33 939908.18.392198
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • -33 926065.18.469848 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    -33 926065.18.469848
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Mag Tape #2 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #2
    Painting / 72 x 102 cm
  • Mag [Re]Tape #4  Ed. 2/5 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #4 Ed. 2/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • Mag [Re]Tape #4  Ed.1/5 - Giclée Print by Claude Chandler
    Mag [Re]Tape #4 Ed.1/5
    Giclée Print / 70 x 100 cm
  • Mag Tape #9 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #9
    Painting / 72 x 102 cm
  • Bowlcut #II - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Bowlcut #II
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Mag Tape #8 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #8
    Painting / 70 x 100 cm
  • Mag Tape #6 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #6
    Painting / 72 x 102 cm
  • Mag Tape #4 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #4
    Painting / 72 x 100 cm
  • Mag Tape #3 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #3
    Painting / 72 x 102 cm
  • Mag Tape #1 - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Mag Tape #1
    Painting / 72 x 102 cm
  • Bowlcut #VI - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Bowlcut #VI
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Bowlcut #I - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Bowlcut #I
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Niggie - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Niggie
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Defrag - Deep Blue - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Defrag - Deep Blue
    Painting / 75 x 100 cm
  • Binary Visage: Remote Access - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Remote Access
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Blue Screen - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Blue Screen
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Grey Scale - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Grey Scale
    Painting / 71 x 142 cm
  • Binary Visage: Green Screen - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Green Screen
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Unexpected Initialization-Call - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Unexpected Initialization-Call
    Painting / 71 x 141 cm
  • Binary Visage: Emergence - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Emergence
    Painting / 120 x 180 cm
  • Binary Visage: Margin - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Margin
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • Binary Visage: Mug Shot II - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Mug Shot II
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • Binary Visage: Mug Shot - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Mug Shot
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Lionize - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Lionize
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Metanoia - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Metanoia
    Painting / 100 x 130 cm
  • Binary Visage: Copious - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Copious
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • Binary Visage: Discern - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Discern
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Equipoise - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Equipoise
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Monitor - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Monitor
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Waylay - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Waylay
    Painting / 90 x 120 cm
  • Binary Visage: Aeonian - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Aeonian
    Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Power - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Power
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Exalt - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Exalt
    Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Coding III - Large Portrait Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Coding III
    Large Portrait Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Journey - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Journey
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Apery - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Apery
    Acrylic Painting / 100 x 150 cm
  • Binary Visage: Binary - Contemporary Portrait Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Binary
    Contemporary Portrait Painting / 100 x 101 cm
  • Binary Visage: Binary II - Contemporary Portrait Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Binary II
    Contemporary Portrait Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Decoding - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Decoding
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Control - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Control
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Clone - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Clone
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 110 cm
  • Binary Visage: Code IV - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Code IV
    Acrylic Painting / 85 x 120 cm
  • Binary Visage: Code II - Acrylic Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Code II
    Acrylic Painting / 75 x 100 cm
  • Binary Visage: Skadu (Shadow) - Painting by Claude Chandler
    Binary Visage: Skadu (Shadow)
    Painting / 100 x 120 cm
Claude Chandler (b.1989) is a contemporary urban artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. The artist's paintings are created using a foam letter stamp instead of a traditional brush.

"Portraiture is the cornerstone of my creative journey. I started my art career with portraiture in 2005. It enabled me to grow and branch out as an artist over the years. It is my concrete as a young artist. The subject keeps me focused, motivated and confident. Portraiture has also given me the skills needed to pursue other fields of art with technical confidence.

Having trained as a realist painter I soon found myself at a dead-end. My creative dialogue felt muted as there was no sense of interpretation or transformation with my subject matter as they became mere copies.

I discovered Chuck Close in my first year of studies. I fell in love with the marriage of Impressionism/pointillism with Super Realism. This relationship created a new dialogue with the viewer and the subject. Up close a sense of intimacy is established as web of patterns and forms emerge creating a new channel for communication. Which viewed from a distance a single or unified image is visible.

In a world now molded by social and online media, everything has become digitized. In its primal core all internet information and imagery is nothing more than 1’s and 0’s (binary code), this transformation factors to the basis for my body of work. As a child I was fascinated with computers, especially the ability to ‘Hack’. To me this meant that a world could be manipulated and transformed with creativity… Hackers challenge and change the system to make them work differently, to make them better. A ‘Hacker’ then could actually be applied to any field… I describe myself as a ‘Portrait Hacker’.

My process is to modernize the traditional portrait by mechanically etching it into text. The digitized rendition transforms and re-invents the subject. When constructing the portrait the conventional process of paint brush to canvas is eliminated. I make a stamp by using foam letter cut outs. I assemble a name or word which has a connection with my subject. I continuously stamp and layer the print, working almost ‘blind’ but mindful of structure and tonal values. The process might seem very mechanical, however the formation of the image is very organic as I cannot dictate exactly how the stamps form the portrait… The image finally emerges: transformed in a coded and industrialized web of paint."

N.Dip Fine Art (Durban University Of Technology)

Claude Chandler (b.1989)  is a fine artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. The artist was a finalist for the 2013 SPI Portrait Awards and has participated in numerous art fairs and group shows. Since 2017 Claude has produced a number of murals in Cape Town and has slowing been building a portfolio of street art works.
 

He currently works from Side Track Studios, a creative collective of which he is also the manager. In 2018 he also began a new venture with Blended Audio, hosting a visual arts podcast called Art Pod.


Selected Exhibitions:

2020
'Liminal Timeline', joint exhibition with Pascale Chandler, StateoftheART, Cape Town

2019
'Hyperlink' - solo exhibition, WorldArt Gallery, Cape Town
'Together Apart' - joint exhibition with Pascale Chandler, Trent Gallery Pretoria

2017
TR!PT3CH - solo exhibition, WorldArt Gallery, Cape Town

2016
Ways Of Seeing - solo exhibition, WorldArt Gallery, Cape Town

2015
'That Art Fair' Art South Africa. Cape Town.

2014
'2014 Turbine Art Fair' Turbine Hall, Joburg. World Art Representative.

2013
'5th Toilet Cubical Exhibition' Studio 41. Cape Town - Claude Chandler, Roscoe Masters, Kirstie Samson
Finalist in the SPI National Portrait Awards

2012
‘Mash-Up’ Alex Hamilton Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town - Group Show
‘RED’ KZNSA Gallery, Members Exhibition, Durban – Group Show

2011   
‘Re-use’  Durban University of Technology Art Gallery – Group Show
‘DUT Fine Art and Jewellery 3rd Year and BTech final exhibition’ DUT City Campus – Group Show
‘Grand Opening’  The Collective, KZN Durban – Group Show
‘DAG Inspired’  ArtSpace Durban, KZN top 25 recognized painters - Group exhibition
‘Bold and the Beautiful’, KZNSA Gallery, Members Exhibition/competition - 2nd Prize – R5000

2010   
'Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2010', Pretoria Art Museum, National Competition
'Something Blue, Something Borrowed and Found', ArtSpace Durban, Group Show

2009    
‘Affordable Art Fair’, ArtSpace Durban,

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

Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
I’m really enjoying the explosion in the local street art scene and it’s influence in mainstream culture.
It’s also great to see artists using Tiktok as a platform to showcase their process and/or work.

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
As of late Vladimir Tretchikoff. Kitsch is kool

If you could only have one piece of art in your life, what would it be?
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1987

Pick three artists who you would be honored to exhibit with – and why
Mustafa Mulaka, Xevi Sola and Emilio Villalba. Besides the fact that these are some of my favourite artists right now, I feel my paintings would make sense among their artworks.

How did you get started? Did you always want to be an artist?
From an early age I was immersed in the Durban art world, with both of his parents being talented local artists and prominent figures in the art scene. I grew up in galleries and studios and was constantly surrounded by artists. My passion for portraiture was cemented when, in 2005,I began a project of painting my teachers at Glenwood High School. This set off my career as I started receiving portrait commissions, as well as developing my own personal identity as an artist and increasing my confidence and artistic abilities.
I didn’t always want to be an artist, I also had ideas of either pursuing a career in acting (when I was much younger), Stripper after watching the movie The Full Monty, which is still one of my favourite movies of all time. If I focused a little more in school, I would have most likely pursued a career in engineering. I thought in high school that a career in computers was most likely but besides LAN parties, ultimately, I didn’t want to commit huge amounts of time behind the screen.

What are some of the key themes you explore in your work?
•    Digitization
•    Identity
•    Reinterpreting the traditional portrait
•    Pop and tech/digital culture
•    Reality vs abstraction
 
What should people know about your art that they can’t tell from looking at it?
The model, text/stamp, colour palette and stencil I use to create a painting is often influenced by a movie, song, clothing, videogame or YouTube video I was exposed to. I like taking elements that left an impression on me and put into my latest artwork or at least document or write it down, saving it for later.

Tell us more about your creative process.
I attempt to create paintings the same way one would code a program or render an image on a computer. I emulate binary coding by stamping words and numerals with paint until an image is formed. The result is a pixelated image etched in text

Do you believe an artist should use their platform to influence society? Why?
I don’t think artists are obligated to use their platform for such a thing nor do I think it makes for better artworks or artists. Personally, I feel art is much better at reflecting or mirroring the current Zeitgeist. Artists share their inside world with the outside and sometimes the byproduct of that can influence society.

Do you have a favourite or most meaningful work?
There is a portrait my father painted of one of his students that has always been a favourite of mine which hung in my bedroom throughout high school and university.
Of my own work, I painted a portrait of my cousin who past away which I have hanging in my house, which I never plan on selling.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
As of late, I would have to say it’s the launch of SideTrack Studios, an artist studio and collective. I am so proud of the space, facilities and community thus far. I can’t wait to see it grow bigger and stronger.

What are your aspirations for the future?
Growing my presence in the international market. Focusing on SideTrack Studios and hopefully develop it into a powerhouse art collective and institute within Cape Town.