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Tools of the trade

The Workshop is filled with strange and wonderful tools. Often tools are borrowed from other industries such as the Jewellery and Engineering. We use the deburring tool for preparing the edge of plates before printing. the curved swivel blade alows you to shear off uneven and rough edges before finally filing and polishing them smooth. […]

Print/s of the Month | Quinten E...

  “My work is about teasing out, probing and proposing intersectional relationships” – Williams The first of our new feature Print/s of the Month chosen by Archivist Noma Ngwenya for the month of August is Quinten E William’s Untitled (Black and Grey).  The work is up at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg. The print […]

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts |...

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts  | Series Continues

With the completion of three large scale woodcuts Mantegna, The Flood and Lampedusa, Kentridge provided the David Krut Workshop team with the next image, and challenge, as the series continues. Drawing and Scale As with the first three prints the process begins with a drawing. The scale of the series had been carefully deliberated over in […]

Talk by Jillian Ross I 22 July 1...

Jillian Ross on The Making of Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts 22 July 2017, 11am at the David Krut Projects Gallery Master Printer Jillian Ross who was integral to the conceptualization and collaborative creation of the woodcuts, along with printmakers Chad Cordeirro and Sbongiseni Khulu will discuss their collaboration with Kentridge and the history of the […]

Subtle differences | Chine collé

This technique is sometimes so subtle, to the untrained eye it could go completely unnoticed, however the effect it can have on a print can be crucial to the finish of an image. But what is Chine collé? Roughly translated from French: Chine = thin tissue and collé = glue or paste. The word Chine […]

The Making of Triumphs and Lamen...

In early 2016 William Kentridge was at work on a monumental frieze to be installed along the banks of Rome’s Tiber River in April of the same year. The 550 meter work would be stenciled onto the wall of the river from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini. It would be called Triumphs and Laments and […]

A visit to the Workshop

A highlight in an average day for the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) is the appearances of curious people who step through our doors and either come to discover or expand their interest in print. We are perfectly positioned at Arts on Main, the new major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg. Arts on […]

Deborah Bell | New Etchings 2017...

We are pleased to announce a new series of three complex etchings by Deborah Bell, which has been created in collaboration with American Master Printer Phil Sanders at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. We are offering three new editions at a special pre-publication price, valid until 30 June 2017. These […]

Keneilwe Mokoena | Making Monoty...

Keneilwe Mokoena | Making Monotypes

We are excited to have Keneilwe Mokoena in the workshop this week working on a new series of watercolour monotypes. The medium suits her patient and particular approach to her work involving the combination of chance and intention in how the water and pigment of the paint pools and moves on the surface. Her fascination […]

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts | ...

The complexity of William Kentridges’s most recent collaboration with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) the Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts series is one that cannot be overlooked. Each print is made from multiple blocks of wood, prepared from multiple woodgrains, and printed on multiple sheets of paper that all fit together like a puzzle. Some sheets […]

Painterly Printmaking using Spit...

American Master Printer Phil Sanders visited the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in March 2017 to work with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, in collaboration with with Deborah Bell, on a new series of intaglio prints. This collaboration saw Bell exploring the spitbite technique further. “Spitbite aquatint involves painting strong acid directly onto the aquatint ground of […]

Kentridge’s large woodcuts...

Kentridge’s large woodcuts at Marian Goodman Gallery Paris

William Kentridge’s solo exhibition, ‘O Sentimental Machine’, is on show at the Marian Goodman Gallery Paris from 15 March, now extended until 20 May 2017. The show features three large woodcuts, standing beautifully in the new Librairie Marian Goodman, from the Triumphs and Laments series, that were created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop […]

Stephen Hobbs | New works in Let...

Letterpress is a form of relief printing where blocks of movable type are composed and locked into the “bed” or “chase” of a press. The raised surfaces may then be inked up and printed repeatedly onto substrates. Looking at previous work, Hobbs worked with Master Printer Jillian Ross, as well as printmaker Talya Lubinsky and […]

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s...

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s etchings: “Waltz” and “W”

For many years, Van Schalkwyk has used Josef Albers’ colour system COLOR-AID to arrive at considered and very specific colour combinations for his artworks. Using lithography ink to make these drawings, he also carefully considers each sheet of paper he uses to produce such drawings. Waltz is a multi-plate deeply bitten, sugarlift aquatint etching printed onto a […]

Deborah Bell at DKW with Phil Sa...

There has been a flurry of activity at DKW over the past two weeks. The American Master Printer Phil Sanders, visited the workshop to work with Jillian Ross and her team in collaboration with Deborah Bell on a new series of intaglio prints. Deborah and Phil’s last visit to the studio was in 2014 where […]

Robyn Penn: The Map is Not the T...

Blogger: Rachel van Blydenstein Printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg is immersed in the completion of Robyn Penn’s latest edition, The Map is Not the Territory I and II. These prints are part of a suite of three clouds that make up Penn’s most recent collaboration with DKW, ‘The Cloud of Unknowing‘. Penn, who recently opened an exhibition at […]

Making Monotypes with Mongezi Nc...

Blogger: Rachel van Blydenstein 2017.02.08 Abstract artist Mongezi Ncaphayi is currently working on a new series of monotypes at DKW. Following his first collaboration with us in 2013, this body of work reflects the nuances of his mark- making process:- that which is distinctive to the artist’s style. Winner of the Gerard Sekoto and Absa […]

DKW continues the Triumphs and L...

BLOGGER: RACHEL VAN BLYDENSTEIN 23.01.2017 With two weeks into the year, it’s full steam ahead in the workshop and the printmakers have launched into a range of projects:- inking up, carving, printing and building up a creative brainstorm on what the year ahead will hold. Our collaboration with William Kentridge on the woodblock series began […]