Print/s of the Month (January) &...

Ballen’s Find 2 (2016) demonstrates beautifully the technique of sugarlift aquatint, chine collé and hard ground line. The larger gestural repetitive marks at the bottom of the image are made using sugarlift aquatint. This allows the artist to create a tonal area that is true to the directly made mark. The length of time etched will […]

Subtle differences | Chine collé

This technique is sometimes so subtle, to the untrained eye it could go completely unnoticed, however the effect it can have on a print can be crucial to the finish of an image. But what is Chine collé? Roughly translated from French: Chine = thin tissue and collé = glue or paste. The word Chine […]

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 […]


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, […]

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s spee...

30.09.16 Lynda Ballen’s Deep Histories A speech by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen at Lynda Ballen’s opening for DE DIVITIIS. Embedded in the names of a bright yellow pigment is a small history that encompasses painting, alchemy and poisoning. Auripigment—from auris, the Latin word for ‘gold’; also known as Arsenikon—the ancient Greek word that combines a Persian word, […]

DE DIVITIIS: An Enchanting Solo ...

28.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Tomorrow we launch DE DIVITIIS, Lynda Ballen‘s second solo show with DKP for which the artist continues her engagement with the natural wealth yielded from earth’s surface with an enchanting series of 40 new drawings and prints. Ballen’s previous exhibition, Concerning Preciousness (2012), looked at metals and gems as capital. For this show, she […]

DE DIVITIIS by Lynda Ballen

DAVID KRUT PROJECTS PRESENTS DE DIVITIIS BY LYNDA BALLEN Opening Thursday 29 September 2016, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood, 6pm In DE DIVITIIS (Latin for “regarding riches”) Lynda Ballen continues her engagement with the natural riches yielded from earth’s surface through an exhibition of 40 drawings and a selection of prints. Ballen’s previous exhibition, Concerning […]

DKP ask four women artists to re...

02.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen To celebrate Women’s Month, the DK Bookstore hosted an exhibition of all-women artists, which is on display for just a few more days. To mark this moment, I interviewed four female artists who we represent to gage how they perceive their gender to impact their practice. The responses vary – from reflections on the female subject position during […]

The Benediction of Shade II

  The Benediction of Shade II – Joburg: City of Trees 1 November 2014 – 31 January 2015 David Krut Projects Johannesburg is pleased to present The Benediction of Shade II, a group exhibition featuring a large selection of artists who have engaged with the figure, idea or metaphor of the forest or the tree […]

2013 Year End Review

DKW 2013 Review features both work produced in collaboration with the printmakers at David Krut Print Workshop during the last year, as well as unique works created in the artist’s studios. Artists featured include Beth Diane Armstrong, Lynda Ballen, Mischa Fritsch, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Stephen Hobbs, William Kentridge, Vusi Khumalo, Maja Maljevic, Kate McCrickard, Robyn Penn, […]

The Shrunken Forest

Trees call to mind big leafy structures over our heads, like the Oak trees that surround the Montebello Design Centre, where the exhibition is held.  Yet inside the gallery, a miniature world of these majestic forms is offered to us.  The representations and imaginings of the trees are on a small scale. The sculptures are […]

The Benediction of Shade

ON VIEW: 11 May – 31 August 2013 OPENING RECEPTION: 11 May, 11am with a performance by||Hui !Gaeb di Khoen (Cape Town’s People) featuring !Hunib !Gû-Kheosab (Bradlox Vans) on vocals & !Nomab Boesman (Colin Meyer) on mouth bow LECTURE SERIES: Saturday 3 August – Christopher Swift talks about his “Umlungu” series of etchings. Saturday 17 […]

Lynda Ballen, Concerning Preciou...

  David Krut Projects is pleased to present Concerning Preciousness, a solo exhibition by Lynda Ballen. The exhibition will be opened by Walter Oltmann. Lynda Ballen’s work grapples with centuries old philosophical issues that attend the enterprise of mining. The works in Concerning Preciousness pay homage to the Renaissance geological scientist and theorist Georgius Agricola […]

Lynda Ballen Biography

Lynda Ballen Biography

Lynda Ballen received a BA Fine Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a MA (Arts Education) at New York University (1978). She has worked extensively in art education, both at informal and formal teaching institutions (including Waverley Girls High School, King David and Damelin College) and is known particularly for her years […]