Posts by David Krut Workshop

Master printer feature: Jillian Ross ...

28.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Master printer feature: Jillian Ross For profiling Ross, she suggested I begin by painting a picture of the workshop – past and present – as a prelude to describing her role as master printer and workshop manager… On entering David Krut Workshop (DKW), one is confronted by a whirring maze of creative activity. DKW was one of […]

Maja Maljevic develops a “selfi...

10.08.16 By David Krut associated artist, Maja Maljevic SELFIE My first response to the brief was to test the classical approach to self-portraiture – in other words to paint a (flattering but casual) version of myself using a (digital) looking glass by means of a (selfie) stick plus brush and then to (post-) display it […]

What’s new at DKW? A display of...

08/08/16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen (JC) There is a new display of work on the walls at DKW – a combination of prints, paintings and mixed media curated by our staff, Noma Ngwenya (NN) and Sbongiseni Khulu (SK). Ngwenya and Khulu took me on a walkabout to explain the logic behind the display. To set the scene, […]

Artist-printmaker collective, Cordeir...

04/08/16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen This August, DKP host a show like no other. Kwaal-ity Control will take a critical look at the printmaking industry, probing the question of a printer’s ownership over the work they help deliver into the world, technically and conceptually. The artist-printmaker collective – Chad Cordeiro and Nathaniel Sheppard – will be exhibiting linocuts, monotypes and drypoints […]

Flashback Friday: David Krut reflects...

29.07.16 In 2010, Artnet’s print specialist Deborah Ripley interviewed David Krut at the Projects gallery in Chelsea, New York, about his unique collaborative relationship with William Kentridge, which dates back to 1992. Kentridge had a major retrospective on at MoMA at the time and his production of Dimitri Shostakovich’s opera, The Nose, had just premiered at the Metropolitan Opera […]

RISD Interns at DKW: Too busy to leav...

This week, our RISD interns – Joanna Cortez and Ryn Caddick – extended their DKW internship by another month. Why? Because there’s work to do, and they’re loving it. So what have they been up to?  “We’ve been busy editioning Jaco van Schalkwyk‘s prints and learning about relief – my favorite medium – as we’re helping to carve […]

July in Review – what have the ...

22.07.16 This month, we showcased a rich selection of contemporary artists at Turbine Art Fair (TAF), including Quinten Williams, Mary Wafer, Robyn Penn, Rhett Martyn, Maja Maljevic, Stephen Hobbs, Keneilwe Mokoena, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Senzo Shabangu, Mischa Fritsch, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Lorenzo Nassimbeni. A memorable moment was Robyn Penn’s TAF tour for kids, which had two main […]

Robyn Penn exhibits at DKP – &#...

Cloud of Unknowing Currently on at DKP: Robyn Penn David Krut Projects presents Cloud of Unknowing, a solo exhibition of hauntingly beautiful and challenging work by Robyn Penn.   This ambitious, multimedia exhibition tackles the uncomfortable truths around climate change in the form of paintings, prints and sculpture. For Penn, “climate change is the elephant in […]

DKW – A Week in Pictures

22/07/16 David Krut Workshop deals in images. So here is our week in pictures, documenting what we do best … RISD Interns, Joanna Cortez and Ryn Caddick assisted with printing Jaco van Schalkwyk’s work – mixing the inks and wiping the plates… Check in soon for an exclusive post on Ross, who has been with DKW for close to fourteen years […]

“Making art is like walking a t...

12.07.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Finally, we have the pleasure of hosting visual artist Jacob van Schalkwyk in our workshop. The collaboration has been five years in the making and for the last year van Schalkwyk and DKW master printer, Jill Ross, have had a lively “colour correspondence,” throwing out ideas for possible colour combinations to use […]

“Eduplation”: A one-off p...

06/07/16 This First Thursday – 07/07/16 – multimedia artist Mark Rautenbach will do a one-off performance at David Krut Gallery, Parkwood, in which he sits with the displacement of 60,000 people and state of education in SA and challenges gender norms while he’s at it. The performance – titled, Eduplation – invites viewers to sit […]

DKP proudly present cutting edge talk...

05/07/16 On Saturday 16 July the successful talk series Architecture-meets-Art (AMA) moves location, from the David Krut Bookstore in Parkwood to the Edoardo Villa House in Kew. Public artist Stephen Hobbs conceptualised the series out of a passion for architecture and a perceived need to bridge the gap between architecture and art in the context […]

RISD Interns get stuck in at DKW: Win...

04/07/16 For the second time since winter 2015, David Krut Workshop (DKW) welcome two interns from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to our dynamic collaborative printing space in Arts on Main. Joanna Cortez and Ryn Caddick are about to go into their final year of undergraduate study at RISD, majoring in Printmaking. After immersing themselves in the workshop, […]

Robyn Penn on her largest cloud paint...

30/06/16 Last week, Robyn Penn opened her solo show, Cloud of Unknowing, at DKP Parkwood. On the back wall of the gallery hangs a single painting, Epitaph (150 x 200cm). It is a giant depiction of a lone cloud and, like the other cloud paintings that surround it, Epitaph is a serious labour of love.  But, unlike the other paintings, this image […]

New publication celebrates 100 years ...

David Krut Publishing and the friends of the Johannesburg Art Gallery are pleased to announce the release of Constructure: 100 years of the JAG building and its evolution of space and meaning, a landmark book celebrating 100 years of JAG. The book reflects the history of JAG, starting with the founding of Johannesburg in 1886. […]

Fling. Fall. Fly: An inspiring studio...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 23.06.16 “I’m getting out the house and flinging myself into a crazy swim. If I start drowning, come save me” – Lorenzo Nassimbeni These are the words of emerging architect-come-artist Lorenzo Nassimbeni, who is creatively transitioning from architecture to fine art. Changing gear means “renegotiating my relationship to line – engaging a looseness and […]

Cracking the puzzle: Matthew Hindley ...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 20.06.16 Recently, Cape Town-based contemporary artist Matthew Hindley returned to David Krut Workshop (DKW) to develop an ambitious etching series. Hindley didn’t waste any time, launching into a highly considered new project which he describes as “figuring out a large puzzle”. The series is a continuation of Hindley’s previous visit to DKW when he made two drypoint plates, resulting […]

A fabulous foundry visit with Robyn P...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 07/06/16 This week, we caught up with Robyn Penn at the Workhorse Bronze Foundry to see how her intriguing sculpture of a carbon cloud is coming along. Penn is exhibiting at DKP Parkwood later this month. Her latest body of work reflects on the controversial topic of climate change denial, featuring paintings, prints and this […]