Pascale Chandler

Pascale Chandler

Durban | 12 artworks for sale

“Gone Fishing” informs this quizzical body of work. The idea of an imaginary horse and an imaginary figure setting out on a solo journey of abundant fun. My aim is to find an awkward, marionette like, quality. A mechanized urban Filly. The heavily embossed solidity of subject contrasting the industrial, stencilled space. After seeing the movie of Matisse's ‘Cut outs’ I was hooked on the idea of doing a Filly series acknowledging the playful quality of flat paper shapes, bold colour and pattern. William Kentridge’s paper horse in ‘The Nose’ and ‘War Horse’ are also a major influence. I am interested in the iconography of the horse. I prefer painting animals to figures.

.Dip Fine Art (Durban University Of Technology)
Pascale Chandler, a leading Durban painter, established an independent painting studio offering tuition in 1986. Chandler is regarded as an exceptional teacher, with a keen interest in exploring a wide range of mark-making, never afraid to experiment with a process that might result in unlocking the magic of the paint.

Pascale has enjoyed a long association with the KZNSA and other institutions since 1997, serving as president of the KZNSA in 2006-2007, and as a regional ABSA Atelier Judge in 2006. Her work was featured on the Natal Biennale 1991, at Momentum Art in Pretoria 1993 and The Grahamstown Festival in 2015 and is a part of the Durban Art gallery collection.

Chandler’s work is created in conversation with her environment and her tactile sense of observation. Her paintings are layered with a complex attention to surface, environmental and spatial dimensions - the horse playing a central role in her paintings - as she explores both the mythical and historical iconography of this subject. She has had six solo shows in South Africa.

Selected Exhibitions:

Liminal Timeline - joint exhibition with Claude Chandler, StateoftheART Gallery, Cape Town
Group exhibition Year of the Dog, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
Group exhibition Mythology/Morphology DF Contemporary. Cape Town
Group exhibition ‘Slow the Flow’ The gallery Riebeek kasteel. Western Cape
Group exhibition ‘In With The new’  Group show at The gallery Riebeek Kasteel
Group exhibtion at Art Plus Umhlanga
Solo exhibition: New Work 2.  KZNSA Gallery The Tang Horse Collection

1 x one gallery. Grahamstown Festival group show.
Equus gallery “Winter is Coming”
Inspiration V1 ArtSpace Durban
When my eyes are open. Breathing Space. Grace Kotze collaboration.

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery. Year Of The Horse.
KZNSA Members show

Contours KZNSA Gallery
Pierneef. KZNSA Gallery.
Consider China. ArtSpace Durban.

“Currency” Gallery 415
“Tretchi” Colombo pop up show. The show then moved to the KZNSA gallery.


"Inspiration"-DAG ARCHIVE SHOW at aSd.
"New Work "at the KZNSA Gallery Pascale Chandler, Nicole Pletts and Marianne Meiyer.

DAG Gallery Womansday celebration titled- OUR STRENGTH
TAMASA GALLERY Contemprary collection.
Group exhibition in Johannesburg "upstairs @ Bamboo" Melville

artSpace Durban-
The Art Room- collection of new work. Kzn.
“STILL LIFE” Gallery 415, Durban
‘South Gallery- a group KZN exhibition in Cape Town