Claude Chandler

From an early age, Claude Chandler was immersed in the Durban art world, with both of his parents being talented local artists and prominent figures in the art scene.

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.

After Graduating in 2011, Claude moved to Cape Town to pursue his art career. He was a finalist for the 2013 SPI Portrait Awards and has participated in numerous art fairs and group shows with two sell-out solo exhibitions in Cape Town. Since 2017 Claude has also started producing a number of murals in Cape Town and has slowing been building a portfolio of street art works.

He currently works from EastSide Studios, a creative collective, which he also managers and runs. In 2018 he also began a new venture with Blended Audio, hosting a visual arts podcast called Art Pod.