Posts by David Krut Workshop

Silencing The Grain: Aftermath of The...

Blogger: Sbongiseni Khulu Date: 25.11.2016 As the proofing of William Kentridge’s The Flood continues it becomes all the more apparent to us that everything is subject to change. Be it the woods natural inclination to expand and contract due to external stimuli or our rigorous efforts to document those changes so that we may attain the […]

conversations with wood grain 18/11/2...

Blogger: Chad Cordeiro Over the past two weeks, master printer Jillian Ross, Sbongiseni Khulu, and myself, have begun the testing or “proofing” phase of a new series of woodcut prints by Chuck Webster. For this post I thought I would briefly introduce the most interesting part of the proofing phase for me so far: making […]

A trip with DKW master printer Jillia...

19.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen We’ve recently had two major shows in Johannesburg in which prints have dominated: I Invented Myself by Walter Battiss at Wits Art Museum (WAM), which runs until the end of the month, and Rhythm and Meaning by Henri Matisse at the Standard Bank gallery, which came down in September. At the Battiss show, there is an entire […]

Printer Feature: Sbongiseni Khulu 201...

13.10.16 Printer Feature: Sbongiseni Khulu Just over a year ago, Sbongiseni Khulu stepped out of TUT with a degree in Printmaking and Sculpture. Khulu was was keen to gage the art scene outside academic practice and, one day, he chanced upon David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main while a live print demonstration was under way. He remembers […]

Jacob van Schalkwyk at DK Cape Town a...

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 with...

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 […]

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen’s speech at...

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 Show ...

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 […]

Introducing our new DKW intern: Pebof...

20.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen This week, artist Pebofatso Mokoena joined the DKW team on a part-time basis and to help with carving our next William Kentridge woodcut – The Flood – which is the second image after Mantegna in the Triumphs and Laments series. Today was Mokoena’s first day. He carved test blocks to get in the flow before he will join […]

How to explore a sense of place? An e...

14.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen PEOPLE – PLACES – INTERRUPTIONS Every now and then you come across an artist who is wonderfully at ease with the difficult task of talking about their work. Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting to Quinten Edward Williams at his studio in August House, where the artist spoke freely about his approach […]

What went down at the FNB Joburg Art ...

12.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen From the moment the FNB Joburg Art Fair (JAF) kicked off, we had a fabulous range of responses to the prints, paintings and photographs on display at our various booths… From fellow painters admiring Jacob van Schalkwyk‘s use of colour and texture to curious high-school students enquiring about what happens with the woodblocks once the full edition of William […]

Major Ethiopian photographer & c...

08.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen This year, the major contemporary African photographer and conceptual artist, Aida Muluneh, is the profiled artist of East Africa at the FNB Joburg Art Fair. She is based in Addis Ababa and her visit to Johannesburg is to do a TED talk for the Fair and to show her work. The visit […]

Who are DKP featuring at the FNB Jobu...

09.2016 Blogger: Jessie Cohen This year, David Krut Projects is proud to showcase South African and Ethiopian artists across 4 separate booths at the FNB Joburg Art Fair – 9-11 September – at the Sandton Convention Centre. 1 – The Aida Muluneh Booth is showcasing works from two different series’ by the Ethiopian artist: The world is 9 and The wolf you feed. Aida Muluneh 2 – […]

DKP ask four women artists to reflect...

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 […]

Printer Feature: Chad Cordeiro 2016-0...

01.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Chad Cordeiro DKW printer and emerging artist, Chad Cordeiro, first joined David Krut Projects (DKP) on the bookstore side in 2012, where he worked for a year while he was still an art student at Wits. He remembers the experience as an “enabling opportunity as I could read up about printmaking and […]

Brian Shure: the connection behind th...

25.08.16 As we wave goodbye to our second set of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) interns, we reflect on the wonderful connection that exists between the RISD Prints Department and DKW. The connection began after a visit by Brian Shure to South Africa. During his visit, we invited him to spend time at the […]

DKNY Gallery Director, Meghan Johnson...

24.08.16 This week, David Krut New York (DKNY) gallery director, Meghan Johnson, touched down in Johannesburg, marking her first ever visit to South Africa. We met up with Johnson at our print workshop in Arts on Main to gage her first impressions and to use this rare moment to profile such an interesting and dynamic member of our team. […]

Printer Feature: Kim-Lee Loggenberg 2...

23.08.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Six years ago, Kim-Lee Loggenberg graduated with a degree in Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) where she majored in Printmaking. For the past three years Loggenberg has worked as a printer at DKW. It is her first job working as a printer and she is loving the journey. What is […]