Heredity - Claude & Pascale Chandler


Heredity – 1-11 April 2022 – SPACE Curated

‘Heredity’ is the third joint [mother and son] exhibition by artists Pascale and Claude Chandler.

Pascale and Claude are in a fortunate position to not only have a maternal connection but also a creative and professional one.

Claude Chandler’s passion for portraiture was cemented when, in 2005, he began a project of painting his teachers at Glenwood High School. It was around this time he went under an apprenticeship with his mother. She being an accomplished artist and skilled teacher bestowed invaluable knowledge and skills onto him. This training would set Claude up with the artistic foundation needed to pursue a creative career with confidence.

After graduating with a Dip FA, Claude left Durban to pursue his fine art career in Cape Town. The geographic distance between mother and son was vast but their shared passion for art keeps them connected. Online crit sessions and studio mentoring, continues to shape both artists. A symbiotic exchange of support and vision. Both artists now provide each other a platform of mutual influence and respect.

For Pascale, this body of horses is loosely based on the equestrian Olympics held  in Beijing last year. The idea of juxtaposing an equine lineage of antiquity and the current. A playful, generational fusion of style and content.