We are excited to showcase Chandler’s first ever solo show at the Soden Collection, called, “In The Moment”. There will be a in-depth look at this work to date as well as a first ever view at this new collection of work, something not to be missed!
“All my pieces capture a moment in time from a pose of a ballet dancer to the power of a leaping horse, the title of my solo exhibition, “Moment in Time” perfectly encapsulates my work.”
– Jacob Chandler
During the exhibition, there will also be two monumental sculptures installed in the ornamental gardens (The Dingle) located in the Quarry Park as part of the Shrewsbury Arts Trail. Jacob shall be sharing the stage with Salvador Dali and also exhibiting alongside, Banksy, Halima Cassell MBE, Picasso and Mattise in the Shrewsbury Museum.
Chandler’s work focuses on the most dramatic, a transition, the tipping point, be it physical or mental. Chandler strives for perfection in the forms he creates. This is his way of processing his own debilitating chronic illness. The poses captured are held for fractions of seconds, this tension is more often felt than seen. Not only are these moments of power transitory but the career spans of these elite athletes are also fleeting, the human condition trends in one direction, to eventual demise. In his initial body of work the pieces are all prefixed with “Poise and”, when spoken, this sounds like poisoned adding to the rhetoric that health is fleeting.
Chandler’s unique style has led to recognition in the art world. Since 2018 Chandler has focused mainly on large public works of art, these pieces can now be seen in towns and cities across the UK.
Public sculpture can be found at the following locations:
“The Dancer” – Telford Town Centre, UK
“The Cold Embrace” – Chelsea Gardens, Telford, UK
“Clash” – Rugby Services, UK
“One Giant Leap for Humankind” – Grand Central
As well as in private collection worldwide.
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