Posts by Amé Snyman

Painterly Printmaking using Spitbite

American Master Printer Phil Sanders visited the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in March 2017 to work with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, in collaboration with with Deborah Bell, on a new series of intaglio prints. This collaboration saw Bell exploring the spitbite technique further. “Spitbite aquatint involves painting strong acid directly onto the aquatint ground of […]

Kentridge’s large woodcuts at M...

Kentridge’s large woodcuts at Marian Goodman Gallery Paris

William Kentridge’s solo exhibition, ‘O Sentimental Machine’, is on show at the Marian Goodman Gallery Paris from 15 March, now extended until 20 May 2017. The show features three large woodcuts, standing beautifully in the new Librairie Marian Goodman, from the Triumphs and Laments series, that were created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop […]

Stephen Hobbs | New works in Letterpr...

Letterpress is a form of relief printing where blocks of movable type are composed and locked into the “bed” or “chase” of a press. The raised surfaces may then be inked up and printed repeatedly onto substrates. Looking at previous work, Hobbs worked with Master Printer Jillian Ross, as well as printmaker Talya Lubinsky and […]

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s etch...

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 […]

David Krut ARCHIVE

DAVID KRUT PROJECTS ARCHIVE Opening the Archives Opening the Archives gives the public the opportunity to view and buy works that are within the David Krut Projects (DKP) collection. The space is a platform to show works by artists with whom we have collaborated over the years and include a multitude of mediums, many focusing […]

Deborah Bell at DKW with Phil Sanders

There has been a flurry of activity at DKW over the past two weeks. The American Master Printer Phil Sanders, visited the workshop to work with Jillian Ross and her team in collaboration with Deborah Bell on a new series of intaglio prints. Deborah and Phil’s last visit to the studio was in 2014 where […]

Conversations with a Young Hustla ...

Elize de Beer 14 Feb 2017 David Krut Projects Cape Town (DKCT) will be hosting the first in its series of interactive discussions, titled “Conversations with a Young Hustla”. In this first edition,  Andile Dube from Young Hustla comics will be in conversation with the visual artist, Chuma Somdaka. Andile Dube is originally from Johannesburg. […]

Zimbabwean Sculptor John James, in co...

John James Born: Harare, Zimbabwe Residence: Witbank, South Africa BLOGGER: RHULANI SHABANGU John James born in Harare, Zimbabwe, discovered artistic genesis playing with clay as a young child with his mother. From the construction of wire cars to playful interactions on the streets of Zimbabwe to the experimentation of discarded materials found in scrap yards, […]

Nina Torr discovers watercolour monot...

14.11.2016 Pretoria-based artist Nina Torr (formerly working under the pseudonym Andy Wyeth) is currently collaborating with the David Krut Workshop on a series of experimental watercolour monotypes that relate to intuitive narratives brought together by her unique skills as both animator and illustrator. In the workshop, Torr begins an exploration into the possibilities and challenges […]

Aida Muluneh at Lumières d’Afrique

12.11.2015 Aida Muluneh has been invited to participate in Lumières d’Afrique, a group exhibition where 54 world-renowned artists, one for each country on the great African continent, will present a work inspired by a single theme: “The Illuminated Africa.” The exhibition runs from the 4th to 24th of November 2015 at Théâtre National de Chaillot […]

The storm before the calm: preparatio...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 29.10.15 This week, we are busy preparing for multiple exhibitions at DKP, opening next week on 5 November 2015 as part of First Thursdays. On Monday, Endale Desalegn – whose exhibition, “Two Social Pacifiers ጡጦ”, will be at the Parkwood gallery – came to the workshop to sign finished and flattened prints […]

Lorenzo’s Interview with Monocl...

Lorenzo Nassimbeni was interviewed by Stephenie Findlay for a new division of Monocle Magazine, Winkcreative which appeals to a younger creative client base. With Winkcreative being an international magazine, Findlay wanted Lorenzo to give her a feel of the South African art landscape, Johannesburg in particular.  She also inquired about his decision for setting up […]

Deborah Bell hand-painting ‘Bri...

Deborah Bell hand-painting ‘Bride Stripped Bare’ at DKW

In 2010, while working in collaboration with Jack Shirreff at 107 Workshop in England, Deborah Bell created a drypoint image on a two and a half metre zinc plate titled Bride Stripped Bare. On Tuesday, Bell was at David Krut Print Workshop at Arts On Main to apply hand-painting to the 2010 drypoints, adding a […]

Kabelo Kim Modise originated new lino...

Kabelo Kim Modise is a Botswana-born artist working in Namibia and has arrived in South Africa  to collaborate with Senzo Shabangu at David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) this week. Modise visited the DKW to originate new linocuts. The series of prints are of prominent African political figures, amongst others recently deceased former South-African president, Nelson […]

DKP at FNB Joburg Art Fair 2014

David Krut Projects is taking part in the 7th annual FNB Joburg Art Fair, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 22 – 24 August. The FNB Joburg Art Fair was established as the first international art fair in Africa and has played a leading role in supporting contemporary art with a pan-African focus. […]

ART WEEK JOBURG 2014

  David Krut Projects is one of many galleries and arts institutions to participate in the first edition of ART WEEK JOBURG. ART WEEK JOBURG provides the platform to promote as well as reinforce the existing strengths of the Joburg Art scene. Modelled on ART WEEK Cape Town, which has run successfully for 2 years, […]

A TALK BY PHOTOGRAPHER JASON LARKIN

                          Larkin is internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects, environmental portraiture and landscape reportage. His immersive process and slower approach to journalism result in comprehensive bodies of work that reveal and frame important social, economic and political issues. His work is […]

Diane Victor Installs Brief Lives

Diane Victor Installs Brief Lives

Diane Victor recently installed one of her candle smoke drawings on glass entitled ‘Brief Lives: Pig’ at a client’s home. The original idea for the work was to create an ethereal and atmospheric image through the representation of naturalistic, ghostlike smoke portraits that become integrated with their background. The smoke drawings on glass are protected […]