Posts in category DK Print Workshop Blog

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 […]

Master printer feature: Jillian ...

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 […]

What’s new at DKW? A displ...

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, Co...

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 ref...

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...

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 […]

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 […]