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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 […]

Silencing The Grain: Aftermath o...

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...

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 […]

Nina Torr discovers watercolour ...

14.11.2016 Pretoria-based artist Nina Torr (formerly working under the pseudonym Andy Wyeth) is currently collaborating with the David Krut Workshop on a series of experimental watercolour monotypes that relate to intuitive narratives brought together by her unique skills as both animator and illustrator. In the workshop, Torr begins an exploration into the possibilities and challenges […]

A trip with DKW master printer J...

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 Khul...

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 […]

Introducing our new DKW intern: ...

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 […]

Major Ethiopian photographer �...

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 […]

Printer Feature: Chad Cordeiro 2...

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 behi...

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 […]

Printer Feature: Kim-Lee Loggenb...

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 […]