Posts in category DK Print Workshop Blog

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 […]

“Making art is like walkin...

12.07.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Finally, we have the pleasure of hosting visual artist Jacob van Schalkwyk in our workshop. The collaboration has been five years in the making and for the last year van Schalkwyk and DKW master printer, Jill Ross, have had a lively “colour correspondence,” throwing out ideas for possible colour combinations to use […]

RISD Interns get stuck in at DKW...

04/07/16 For the second time since winter 2015, David Krut Workshop (DKW) welcome two interns from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to our dynamic collaborative printing space in Arts on Main. Joanna Cortez and Ryn Caddick are about to go into their final year of undergraduate study at RISD, majoring in Printmaking. After immersing themselves in the workshop, […]

Cracking the puzzle: Matthew Hin...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 20.06.16 Recently, Cape Town-based contemporary artist Matthew Hindley returned to David Krut Workshop (DKW) to develop an ambitious etching series. Hindley didn’t waste any time, launching into a highly considered new project which he describes as “figuring out a large puzzle”. The series is a continuation of Hindley’s previous visit to DKW when he made two drypoint plates, resulting […]

Nearing the finish line: Robyn P...

This week, Robyn Penn came to DKW to continue developing her mezzotints, which are set to feature in her exhibition at DKP Parkwood next month. Two small mezzotints form one piece, titled Two Poles of Ignorance, and will be printed next to each other to mimic the three-dimensional qualities of a stereograph. Penn is re-working the plates at various stages to create a series […]

The making of “Mantegna...

By Jessie Cohen 21.04.16 To coincide with the hotly anticipated opening of Triumphs and Laments – a 550m frieze on Rome’s Tiber embankment by William Kentridge – David Krut Workshop (DKW) have collaborated with the artist to make a woodcut drawn from this very project. Triumphs and Laments consists of eighty figures, up to 10m high, selected from […]

Destruction/Construction: “...

Main and Kruger I-V Hardground etching series 2014-2015 Stephen Hobbs “These prints are my fantasizing about the aesthetics of grids and order” – Stephen Hobbs  Context The title of this series – Main and Kruger – is the address of an intersection where the redevelopment of a residential building, called The Craftsmen’s Ship, is currently […]

Explosive Beauty & Beautifu...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen When artist Matthew Hindley came to our printing workshop to make a series of watercolour monotypes, he had not made a print in twenty years. What’s more, Hindley had never made a watercolour monotype – a medium suggested to him by David Krut Projects (DKP) master printer Jill Ross after seeing his watercolour illustrations […]

Robyn Penn makes an epic cloud p...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 01/02/16 “I find clouds a sublime metaphor for the transience of the moment, and, in the spirit of the Romantics, they are an awesome reminder of the force of nature. Clouds are ever-changing forms. As such, they lend themselves to human metaphors on processes of transformation.” – Robyn Penn Robyn Penn has […]

Abstract artist Luis Alonzo-Bark...

17.12.15 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Mexican born mixed media artist Luis Alonzo-Barkigia returned to Arts on Main (AOM) last week to finalize a set of watercolour monotypes which he made on a recent, off-the-beaten-track road-trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg. This series of ten unique monotypes was made in collaboration with our AOM workshop. It exemplifies how Alonzo-Barkigia prizes feeling and happenstance above all when making art. […]

Architectural Printmaking with L...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 10.10.15 On entering the AOM workshop, architect-come-fine-artist Lorenzo Nassimbeni is already in work mode, pacing with a mug and a pen while eyeballing his prints, which are in their early stages. It is Nassimbeni’s third time in the workshop and he is raring to go. The artist is working on two parallel […]

Up-and-coming artist Keneilwe Mo...

08.12.15 Last week, we had the pleasure of welcoming young up-and-coming artist, Keneilwe Mokoena, to the workshop to carve some test plates. Mokoena is from Pretoria, where she studied Fine Art at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), specialising in drawing and painting. She was recently awarded the prestigious Reinhold Cassirer Award, resulting in a ten-week residency […]

AOM: Control is the word

Activities (and weather conditions) are heating up at AOM before we shut our doors for 2015. The team multi-task in order to complete their projects for the year. They start by working individually to tie up loose ends. Kim-Lee Loggenberg finishes editioning two small prints by Mischa Fritsch. She uses Chine-collé and backing paper. Here is a sneak […]