Posts in category Artists

Diane Victor in New York part II...

Johee Kim, of Robert Blackburn Print Workshop New York, has been proofing a new Diane Victor drypoint print. The images above and below show Kim attaching chine colle to the plate for printing, as well as details of the plate and print. Chine collé is used for a variety of purposes. One use, as seen […]

Maja Maljević – Revisited ...

Maja Maljević will be exhibiting at Nirox Projects, Arts on Main, from 6 May to 27 May 2012. Maja Maljević was born in Belgrade, the capital of what today is Serbia, in 1973, and immigrated to South Africa in 2000. She has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, New York, Vienna, […]

Diane Victor in New York, part I...

Diane Victor has been working with printer Johee Kim at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Miranda Leighfield from David Krut Projects New York has been observing and documenting the project. She has written, “Over the past week Diane has worked further on the one drypoint plate and today Johee steel faced the plate ready for […]

William Kentridge – “...

The printers of David Krut Print Workshop, in a collaboration with William Kentridge’s studio team, have been carving and printing linos to create a fascinating new body of work. The linocuts began as a series of small ink drawings on old dictionary pages by William Kentridge, executed using broad and thin paintbrushes. As a result, the […]

Diane Victor UJ Exhibition conti...

Following the closing of Diane Victor’s exhibition Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery a selection of work from the exhibition will be shown at David Krut Projects as a continuation of the Ashes to Ashes… exhibition. These selected pieces from UJ Art Gallery will be exhibited alongside […]

Upcoming Linocuts by William Ken...

David Krut Print Workshop at Arts on Main has launched into 2012 full speed ahead with printing and editioning the latest series of linocuts by William Kentridge. Many of the prints will become part of an upcoming exhibition in Australia this year. With almost 60 linocut prints to create, the DKW team and Kentridge’s assistants […]

New Prints by Senzo Shabangu

Senzo Shabangu starts off 2012 with fresh lino plates that he carved during the December break, in his home town in Mpumalanga. He is currently back at the Jan Smuts workshop proofing these images in preparation for his much anticipated show at Johannesburg Art Gallery in February. The exhibition, titled Transference: Jozi Trolley Drivers, will […]

Jessica Webster Walkabout at NIR...

Please join us for a walkabout and question & answer session with the artist as Jessica Webster takes us through her latest body of work on the exhibition Mainly Benoni. And Paintings. The exhibition opened at NIROX Projects at Arts on Main, Johannesburg, on Sunday 22 January 2012 and will run until mid February. The walkabout […]

Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust...

If you missed Diane Victor’s exhibition, Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust, this is your last week to catch it before the show at UJ Art Gallery comes down. There will be a closing ceremony taking place this Wednesday 25 January at the gallery from 6pm. For more information on the exhibition click here. […]

Diane Victor Book Launch –...

Diane Victor – Burning the Candle at Both Ends publication will be launched at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery at 11 am on Saturday 21 January 2012 to co-incide with the installation of the second half of the exhibition Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust. The main body of text was written by […]

Mainly Benoni. And Paintings: an...

Following her 2011 residency at the Nirox Foundation, Webster presents her latest body of work, which continues to investigate the ways in which painting exists in two states simultaneously. In one instance, a painting exists as a physical entity – pigments on canvas that create a textured and layered physical surface. In the other instance, […]

Colbert Mashile: New Paintings m...

Colbert Mashile’s art-making process is what he describes as randomly capturing what comes to him first, without thinking too much about where the inspiration comes from. The image of the caterpillar fascinates him because of the notion that it will turn into something else. The idea of moving from one state to another resonates with […]

Christopher Cozier: After All Th...

  [1] Wits School of the Arts, Substation: http://dislocatingthestudio.blogspot.com/p/about.html [2] Cozier, Visual Matters: http://christophercozier.blogspot.com/2011/11/substation-card-1-johannesburg.html [3] Christopher Cozier, email conversation with the artist, November 2011 [4] Christopher Cozier, email conversation with the artist, November 2011

Faith47 in studio at DKW

Faith’s images reconstruct lost objects, broken-down cars, old factories and dusty side roads of forgotten towns. She investigates how humans interact with their environment, what scratches and memories they leave behind. Her interactions resonate with our fragility, with our innate understanding of symbols, dreams, textures and inevitable impermanence. Faith47 is a self taught artist, best […]

Prints Created by Jürgen Partenh...

Jürgen Partenheimer, a major German artist with a distinguished international career stayed as a resident at NIROX Foundation from 15 September until 15 November 2011 supported by the Goethe-Institute Johannesburg. Since his arrival at NIROX, the artist has met and engaged with local artists and arts personalities to develop a fascinating programme. Some of his activities […]

Diane Victor: Ashes to Ashes and...

Diane Victor’s solo exhibition Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust at UJ Art Gallery until 25 January 2012. Book launch at 11am, Saturday 21 January                                                         Exhibition […]

Robyn Penn: Pretty World Artist&...

In 1911, the building that is now known as Arts on Main was originally built. It began as a bonded Liquor store for William Mcbain. D.F Corlett, master builder and mayor of JHB from 1931-32, later used the front offices for his construction company. The centenary of this building will be celebrated this Saturday, 19th […]

Lawrence Lemaoana Monotypes

In February 2011 Lemaoana visited the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) at Arts on Main to work on a series of ten monotypes. The artist collaborated with printers Jillian Ross and Mlungisi Kongisa. A small selection of these works are on display at the David Krut Bookstore at 140 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. For enquiries […]