Posts by Elize de Beer

Artist Series E22 | Optics, Curiosity...

Elize de Beer is in conversation with artist Stephen Hobbs in his Studio in Johannesburg. In this podcast episode, Hobbs speaks about how his artistic practice began as a conceptual artist and how that conceptual way of thinking has developed in his current influences and use of materials. CHAPTERS: 0:42: Three words to describe Hobb’s […]

Print of the Month (July 2018) Debora...

Frail Crown is part of a body of work Deborah Bell created in 2017 -2018 with Master Printers Phil Sanders and Jillian Ross at the David Krut Workshop. The print was created using a drypointed copper plate and a delicately cut sheet of chine collé to give the figure its golden yellow robe. Bell has […]

Artist Series E21 | Rhett Martyn̵...

Rhett Martyn introduces his project ‘1:10 Modernist Plunder: The New Constructivists’ as the culmination of an 8-month long research project. Listen to Rhetts ideas and concepts surrounding this showcase as explained in the walkabout that took place on the 7th of July 2018. CHAPTERS: 00:42 – How the exhibition came about 04:30 – The story […]

Becoming a Story Teller – Aida Mulune...

In 2018, the Kampala Art Biennale (KAB) has taken on a new format for its third edition. Titled “THE STUDIO”, the biennale will be orientated around the notion of knowledge exchange and the relationship between a master and apprentice. The practise of a Master artist sharing their skills with young apprentices has long been a […]

Community Series E03: Trees for Touri...

While in Stanford the David Krut Projects Cape Town Staff met Maarten Groos who is based at Farm 215 near Stanford. Groos helps run Trees for Tourism, as part of the South African Reforestation Trust. In this episode, Elize de Beer is in conversation with Groos about Trees for Tourism, the importance of the project […]

Community Series E02 : Creative Works...

The following podcast was recorded in Afrikaans, as a large portion of the Stanford community is made up of Afrikaans and Xhosa speaking residences. This is the first of many podcasts that we aim to do in various languages. Rachell van Rooyen assists Regina Broenner with Creative Works sessions in Stanford and runs her own […]

Community Series E01 : Introduction t...

At the beginning of June 2018 David Krut Projects Cape Town’s staff, Elize de Beer and Gabrielle van der Merwe went to Stanford in the Western Cape to visit the David Krut Projects supported NPO, Creative Works. In this podcast, Elize de Beer is in conversation with the Creative Works founder Regina Broenner about how […]

Artist Series E19: Daudi Karungi | Th...

In This episode Elize de Beer is in conversation with Daudi Karungi, artist, owner and curator of the Afriart Gallery in Kampala, Uganda and director of the Kampala Art Biennale. Daudi tells us all about his journey in the arts and the inspiration and ideals for the Kampala Art Biennale. Check out the Kampala Art […]

Artist Series E18: Doreen Adengo | A...

In this Episode Elize de beer chats with Ugandan architect Doreen Adengo about her architecture firm, Ugandan architecture and future projects. CHAPTERS: 00:49- Becoming an architect 01:40- Studies and experience 02:19- Role models and inspiration 02:59- The aim behind her business 04:07- Medical mobile camp 07:40- Architectural History of Kampala 09:19- Dream Project 11:20- Architects […]

Artist Series E16: John Bauer | Art, ...

In This episode Elize de Beer is in conversation with John Bauer on his life philosophies, his thoughts on where the world is going and how that drives his creativity. “John Bauer is one of those individuals for whom ceramics is a mere vehicle for the kaleidoscope of ideas he exhales everyday.” – Kalk Bay […]

Word Art E05 | Art and Justice Book L...

Word Art E05 | Art and Justice Book Launch with Albie Sachs Click on the link above to have a listen! Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Book Launch with Albie Sachs in conversation with David Krut. The second edition of Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional […]

Allsorts – a painting by Jacob...

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 […]

Abstraction at David Krut Projects

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 […]

Word Art E01| Poetry Reading by Dougl...

The renowned South African poet Douglas Reid Skinner reads from his newest anthology Liminal and a previous collection titled Blue Rivers. This seventh collection from one of South African poetry’s underappreciated master is possibly his best. Metatextual, meticulous and steeped deeply in sentiment. Liminal is an exquisite and at times startling rumination on lives lived, […]

Artist Series E03: Wilfred Ukpong Soc...

Oxford-based Nigerian artist and academic Wilfred Ukpong discusses the conceptual framework which underpins his multidisciplinary oeuvre of sculpture, films, performances and artworks. Working on a dystopian Afro-futurist film set along the Niger Delta for seven years, Ukpong, trains and funds people from the rural community to work on his film and become artists in their […]

The Art We Make E01: William Kentridg...

William Kentridge’s large-scale new body of work, Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts, is described by Master Printer Jillian Ross and associate printers Sbongiseni Khulu and Chad Cordiero. Speakers: Jillian Ross – Introduces the Project Ross, the David Krut Workshop Master Printer, oversaw the project and conceptualized it closely with William Kentridge. Ross introduces the woodcut series, […]

Artist Series E02: Jacob van Schalkwy...

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 […]

Artist Series E01: Stephen Hobbs | No...

Stephen Hobbs gave a walkabout to his students from the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) on his recent solo exhibition No Fusion, held at David Krut Projects in May 2017. The exhibition is presented in progress; with additional exhibits, a book launch and a talk taking place during the run of […]