Audiovisual Showcase: Never Read...

Written by Alex Abrahams On Sunday 19 November 2017, David Krut Projects in Cape Town hosted an audiovisual showcase called Never Read the News Alone. The event contained a reading of various newspaper articles by two artists to a captive audience that was also treated to the sounds of live musical experimentation from three musicians. Current […]

Artist Series E04 | Jacob van Sc...

  Within his Solo Project and Print Launch Dolcefarniente, artist  Jaocb van Schalkwyks has included three video based artworks in the showcase. In this podcast van Schalkwyk discusses these three video works, Futility of Actions, 2015, After Wegman, 2012 and Art Years Are Like Dog Years, 2006-2017. Further, he will discuss the artists who influenced […]

Oh! Sweet Nothing

Jaco van Schalkwyk’s travelling solo show, DOLCEFARNIENTE, explores an ideal state of mind.  Cape Town-based author-artist Jaco van Schalkwyk’s 2014 Burroughs-redux debut novel, The Alibi Club, is an apt entry point into DOLCEFARNIENTE, the artist’s 2017 solo show at David Krut Projects. Like the book, the exhibition is about finding freedom in unexpected places, and then realising […]

Allsorts – a painting by ...

David Krut Projects Cape Town recently opened Jacob van Schalkwyk’s Solo Project and Print Launch, DOLCEFARNIENTE. The traveling retrospective first opened at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg in March 2017, showcasing a decade of van Schalkwyk’s works, ranging from drawings, prints, installations, videos, and paintings. Shown for the first time in Cape Town, the featured […]

Solo Project and Print Launch: D...

Solo Project and Print Launch: DOLCEFARNIENTE | Jacob van Schalkwyk 4 October – 3 December 2017 David Krut Projects Cape Town Montebello Design Center, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town. Opening reception: 4 October 2017 19:00 – 21:00 David Krut Projects Cape Town is pleased to present Jacob van Schalkwyk’s traveling Solo Project and Print Launch […]

Abstraction at David Krut Projec...

David Krut Projects has collaborated with a wide range of artists working in the realm of abstraction. Abstract art uses a unique visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which exists independently from visual references. Since the early 1900s, abstract art is a central stream of modern art and has continued to […]

Artist Series E02: Jacob van Sch...

Cape Town based artist Jacob van Schalkwyk speaks about his collaboration with David Krut Workshop and the conceptualization of his 2017 Solo Project and Print Launch, DOLCEFARNIENTE at David Krut Projects in Parkwood, Johannesburg.     DOLCEFARNIENTE translates as “the enjoyment of idleness”, the sweetness (dolce) of doing (faro) nothing (niente). It is an Italian concept […]

‘Art Years are like Dog Ye...

01.06.2017 Art Years are like Dog Years, 2006 – 2017   Art Years are like Dog Years, 2006 – 2017 is a sculptural object by Jacob van Schalkwyk which first featured in a solo project and print launch entitled DOLCEFARNIENTE in April 2017 at David Krut Projects, 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg. The sculpture consists […]

/’atmes,fir/

A group exhibition featuring: Mongezi Ncaphayi, Robyn Penn, Jacob van Schalkwyk February 9–May 26, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday, February 9th, 6–8PM David Krut Projects is pleased to present /’atmes,fir/, a group exhibition featuring three emerging abstract artists from South Africa: Mongezi Ncaphayi, Robyn Penn, & Jacob Van Schalkwyk. In this exhibition–which takes its title from […]

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s...

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s etchings: “Waltz” and “W”

For many years, Van Schalkwyk has used Josef Albers’ colour system COLOR-AID to arrive at considered and very specific colour combinations for his artworks. Using lithography ink to make these drawings, he also carefully considers each sheet of paper he uses to produce such drawings. Waltz is a multi-plate deeply bitten, sugarlift aquatint etching printed onto a […]

DOLCEFARNIENTE: Solo Projects an...

DOLCEFARNIENTE  | Solo Project and Print Launch by Jacob van Schalkwyk 9 March – 1 April 2017 David Krut Projects | 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood | Johannesburg 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood is David Krut Projects’ (DKP) new Exhibition and Project space. DOLCEFARNIENTE, a Solo Project and Print Launch by Jacob van Schalkwyk, launches […]

365 Days of Projects and Collabo...

365 DAYS OF PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS DK Projects Year-End Show 1 December 2016 – 30 January 2017 David Krut Projects (DKP) presents 365 days of collaborations and projects. This exhibition is to showcase the variety of works and artists; paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture; in their diversity, integrity and intricacy. This exhibition is a window […]

DEBORAH BELL | WILLIAM KENTRIDGE...

10 December 2016 – 28 January 2017 Installation Images David Krut Projects Cape Town is delighted to be presenting its 2016 year-end exhibition of works by Deborah Bell, William Kentridge and Diane Victor. Under the guidance of master printer Jillian Ross, David Krut Workshop (DKW) continues to produce projects as part of an ongoing collaboration, […]

Jacob van Schalkwyk: Liftup 0214...

On Monday 19 October 2016 there was an intriguing intervention on Buitenkant Street in the East City by Jacob van Schalkwyk, who studied at the Pratt Institute in New York City. The OpenDialogBox program is being curated by Claire van Blerck from Artthrob. The intervention involved three Manitou cranes on the site, which by day is […]

Patricia Schonstein X Jacob van ...

Patricia Schonstein X Jacob van Schalkwyk – Poetry Reading and Walkabout

06.10.2016 On Saturday 1 October 2016, Patricia Schonstein, our poet in residence delivered a poetry reading to accompany Jacob van Schalkwyk’s walkabout at his current exhibition, Sunsets. Schonstein elaborates further: Sunsets comprises of a series of six drawings on paper done in lithographic ink. They are landscape-influenced and carry a sense of turbulence, fire-destruction, decay and […]

Jacob van Schalkwyk at DK Cape T...

04.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen We are currently exhibiting different series’ of new works by Jacob van Schalkwyk simultaneously at our Cape Town gallery as well as at the DK Bookstore in Johannesburg. Checkerboard Room at the Johannesburg Bookstore: Jacob van Schalkwyk’s use of walnut oil has opened up a new technical avenue in his recent work. […]

Jacqueline Flint in conversation...

04.10.16 This conversation accompanies SUNSETS – a series of 6 drawings in lithographic ink on paper by Jacob van Schalkwyk – shown at David Krut Projects in Cape Town from 17 September to 22 October 2016. Topics Covered: Colour / nature / layering / fire / control / futility / topography / category / theory / inspiration / expiration […]

Jacob van Schalkwyk’s R...

“Sunsets” is van Schalkwyk‘s first solo show with David Krut Projects, which opened on Saturday 17 September 2016 at David Krut Projects Cape Town at the Montebello Design Centre, Newlands. The event proved to be a lovely mix of artists, art lovers, designers, writers and filmmakers in attendance. From the 9 – 11 September 2016 […]