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Chandler House is a small design studio and shop located in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling CBD. The 18th century Cape Georgian building houses both the Voorkamer Gallery and the shop itself. Monthly exhibitions take place in the Voorkamer Gallery whilst the shop is filled with locally-made homeware, artisanal gifts, antiques, textiles and a wide selection of fine art.
Chandler House is the brainchild of Michael Chandler who opened the shop doors in December of 2013. What began as a platform for showcasing his designs soon grew to include other Cape artists and makers.
The Voorkamer Gallery at Chandler House is excited to be hosting the second solo exhibition by Oliver Scarlin. After spending weeks under a Summer sun in 2016 painting tidal pools around the Cape Peninsular en plain air, Scarlin has moved inside his studio to paint a series of still life work.
Studio work allows an artist to make and control decisions relating to subject matter, composition and lighting. Scarlin has taken this a step further by creating the very subject matter which later appears on his painted surfaces. Each of the vessels that appear in his exhibition have been hand-made, glazed, painted, fired and then carefully arranged with fruit before being painted by the artist himself. This highlights not just the integrity that the artist has for his craft, but their passion for painting too.
On painting, Scarlin says: “The painting I'm interested in is about the artist's direct response to his individual perceptions of form, colour and light. Perceptual painters work mostly from life, as academics may do, but the goal isn't 'realism'. It places the act of looking and painting in the foreground - painting is not a means to an end, or an illusion of life - perceptual painters reveal the process, are self-aware.”
The exhibition runs for the month of May, inquiries: email@example.com
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