Posts by Luke Crossley

Artist Statement: Maja Maljević

To capture and describe my creative process is like putting music into words – something essential gets lost in translation. How can you record the emotional volume present in the art of listening? Painting requires experience, dedication, boredom, excitement, dissatisfaction and an eye for possibilities. You have to acknowledge the past and at the same […]

Endale Desalegn at DKW, Parkwood

Endale Desalegn at DKW, Parkwood

Endale Desaleg is an Ethiopian artist working out of Addis Ababa and has recently arrived in South Africa to complete a residency at David Krut Projects. Usually a painter, Endale has also begun to experiment with printmaking while collaborating with Senzo Shabangu and exploring different kinds of mark-making. Alongside these print experiments Endale is working extensively […]

Deborah Bell at DKW, Arts on Main

Deborah Bell at DKW, Arts on Main

In February this year Deborah Bell collaborated with Master Printer Phil Sanders on a series of new drypoints and etchings. The printers at David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) have been editioning these works and yesterday Bell returned to check on the editioned proofs. Below are images from the workshop of Bell with workshop manager Jillian […]

Senzo Shabangu signing new linocut

Senzo Shabangu signing new linocut

Senzo Shabangu recently completed the edition of his new linocut work Siyaya ePitoli. Yesterday the artist was at David Krut Print Workshop, Arts on Main, to sign the work. The editioned work exists in two variations – one edition where the linocut has been hand-painted by the artist to give each of the individual works a […]

Book Launch – Roger Ballen: ...

Book Launch – Roger Ballen: “Asylum of the Birds” – Thursday 10 April 2014

BOOK LAUNCH: Thursday 10 April 2014, 18:00 for 18:30 at David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood Roger Ballen will be in discussion with Bronwyn Law-Viljoen about Asylum of the Birds. The images in Asylum of the Birds have been photographed entirely within the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of […]

Senzo Shabangu and Godfried Donkor at...

Senzo Shabangu and Godfried Donkor at DKW Parkwood

Senzo Shabangu and Godfried Donkor have been working at David Krut Print Workshop, Parkwood, this week on linocuts and monotypes which will be collaged in Donkor’s characteristic style. Photographs below have been provided by studio assistant Tendai Mupita.

Locust Jones – Burn Freeze exhi...

Locust Jones – Burn Freeze exhibition opening, David Krut Projects New York

Below are images from the opening reception of Locust Jones‘ exhibition, Burn Freeze. Despite New York still being trapped in a frozen-spell – perfect weather to accompany the exhibition’s title – there was a good turnout, and there were many insightful compliments about the work and the transformation of the space. Locust’s work summermurderer, the ten-metre long drawing, was […]

Kate McCrickard – Open the Box ...

Kate McCrickard – Open the Box – Art First, 26 March – 17 May 2014

  Art First Projects is delighted to present Kate McCrickard’s first solo exhibition in London. Open the Box offers an engaging body of work in which family life, with its focus on the creative antics of young children, has become the principal subject. Humour abounds in the rich, spontaneously worked surfaces and in the speedy line of […]

JAG SNAG: End of Exhibition – S...

JAG SNAG: End of Exhibition – Stephen Hobbs

  Opening address by Christopher Till Sunday 16 March at 4pm / Closing 27 July 2014 Following three years of research and discussion, with Chief Curator, Antoinette Murdoch, into the historical and physical properties of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Stephen Hobbs will present a series of small, medium and large scale architectonic responses to the Meyer/Pienaar Gallery-extension. […]

Assembling William Kentridge’s ...

Assembling William Kentridge’s Linocut Trees

  The work above is one of William Kentridge’s new linocut trees, titled Lekkerbreek. The image is constructed from individual dictionary pages that have a small section of the image printed on them by the David Krut Print Workshop printers and then pain-stakingly assembled like a puzzle with overlapping pages and small, torn additions into […]

Deborah Bell and Phil Sanders at DKW ...

Deborah Bell and Phil Sanders at DKW Arts on Main

Master Printer Phil Sanders is working at David Krut Print Workshop with Deborah Bell on a series of new etchings and drypoints. Sanders first worked at DKW in 2008 and continued to collaborate with David Krut Projects through the New York gallery space, including the curating of group shows, collaborating with South African artists visiting […]

Mischa Fritsch at Pangolin Press

Mischa Fritsch at Pangolin Press

Mischa Fritsch has been working at Pangolin Press in Newlands, Cape Town, on a drypoint with engraving. To achieve the range of marks and tones Fritsch has used etching tools alongside jewellers tools and a rubber wheel tool to manipulate the surface of the plate. Below are some images from the studio.

Godfried Donkor at DKW Arts on Main

Godfried Donkor at DKW Arts on Main

As part of his residency in Johannesburg Godfried Donkor has been working at David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) at Arts on Main with printers Kim-Lee Loggenberg, Neo Hlasko and Chad Cordeiro. The images below from the studio show Donkor carving and proofing a linocut.  

Brian Shure at DKW, Arts on Main

Brian Shure at DKW, Arts on Main

Master Printer Brian Shure has been working at David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), Arts on Main, on a series of new prints. He has been collaborating with the DKW printers as well as offering them insights into his area of printmaking expertise – chine colle and collage. For those wanting to learn more about chine […]

Parasophia: Kyoto International Festi...

Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015

Lecture by William Kentridge “Escaping One’s Fate: Commenting on The Refusal of Time” http://www.parasophia.jp/events/en/a/william-kentridge/#lecture February 22 (Sat.), 1:00–3:00PM Ponto-cho Kaburenjo Theater 130 Hashishita-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8003 Japan As a prelude to Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, almost exactly a year in advance, we will present the Asian premiere of South African artist […]

William Kentridge: Nose and Other Sub...

William Kentridge: Nose and Other Subjects – Syracuse University Art Gallery

Syracuse, NY- The Syracuse University Art Galleries is pleased to present William Kentridge: Nose and Other Subjects, an exhibition that celebrates recent work from the renowned South African artist.  Including work that illustrates his signature style of utilizing linocut blocks printed on dictionary and encyclopedia pages, as well as his dynamic combination of drawing, animation […]

Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints Fro...

Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints From South Africa – Syracuse University Art Gallery

Opens 30 January 2014 Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse University Art Galleries is pleased to present Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints from South Africa.  This exhibition features a selection of prints, drawings and works on paper made by emerging artists working at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Eighteen works from eight artists will […]

Godfried Donkor – Making A Stat...

Godfried Donkor – Making A Statement

Written by Matthew Partridge Originally published in Financial Mail, 24 January 2014 edition   WHEN the West African artist, Godfried Donkor, first visited Johannesburg almost two decades ago, the city felt a bit like a frontier town to him – “like something out of a cowboy film”. And like the original frontier towns, it has […]