About me

JOLANDA CRETTAZ CHANDLER

I am an eager explorer of the contemporary art world, which can be a bit of a labyrinth. Much treasure lies within to be found, but you need to avoid its many cul-de-sacs. I conceived of my company to guide those who want to find their way to what is most exciting, and to help my clients – should they wish to – to buy.

Contemporary art has no single “movement”, no easily identifiable trend. Anything goes. The vast array of contemporary works has, by definition, not been filtered by time so that only the best remains: the grain is still hidden among the chaff.

I have more than seven years of experience of offering neatly curated explorations of pretty much anything that interests my clients, small or larger group audience. I have a broad network of knowledge of the art scene in London: from the smallest galleries for emerging artists, to artists space, commercial galleries in the centre of London and established museums like the Tate or the National Gallery; through the big exhibitions and the art fairs with their bewildering array of styles, to the private collections, special exhibitions, art auctions, and talks with the artists themselves.

Building on this knowledge, I have been able to offer art acquisition to clients over the last three years. Also I have built up on this experience to offer strategic advice to artists on their career pather  (I am  currently curating an exhibition for one of the artists in a prime location in London, April 2020).

Prior to my professional experience in London, I have studied art history and trained in technique independently since 2004. Highlights have included etching at the Musée du Petit Palais in Paris, and life-drawing at Amicaldar; and painting at the Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles in Brussels. I am Swiss. I also have an MBA so I am equally at home in the commercial part of the art space. I started ExceptionalArt in 2014, and am happy to have built up lasting relationships with my clients, who regularly come back for more.