Print of the Month | November 2018 – Robyn Penn ‘Cloud of Unknowing’

  Joburg-based multimedia artist Robyn Penn has collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) since 2011 and has had a number of solo exhibitions with David Krut Projects (DKP), such as Pretty World, Exit and Echo. Penn’s work stems from a fascination with cloud formations, ranging from atomic bomb clouds, implosion clouds, volcanic ash clouds to […]

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Print of the Month – (October 2018) Stephen Hobbs ‘Very Dangerous Grid’

Very Dangerous Grid finds its inspiration in the rotation of banal advertising adorning Joburg’s motorways, where the grid like infrastructure of the billboard, oscillates between being naked and bare and covered over.   For Hobbs the bare skeleton is of more interest, a framing device for the clouds and sky, a site of projection, an […]

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Deborah Bell – Sketchbook series, 2017 – ongoing

Sketchbook I -VI, 2017-2018, Drypoint (and spitbite aquatint) on Gampi and Hahnemühle 300 gsm, Edition: 30, Paper size: 22,4 x 30,4 cm Deborah Bell’s initial ideas are often conceived from her visual notebooks, where the spontaneity of her quick, private drawings seem to capture the figures in a gestural moment. In the making of her plates, […]

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Nina Torr – New etching series

Nina Torr has been working on a series of new etchings. The copper plates were etched with elegantly detailed hardground etched lines. Each print is then individually hand painted with a range of varied colours and marks. This fun way of approaching a traditional technique has allowed Torr to experiment with each individual image coming […]

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Kids Workshop – Make your own Maja Maljević

On Saturday the 22nd of September 2018, we hosted a ‘Make your own Maja’ children’s print workshop with Maja Maljević and the printers from our David Krut Workshop (DKW) at our Parkwood gallery. The open gallery turned into a studio for the day and provided a lively, engaging and welcoming space for the children to […]

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Pebofatso Mokoena – Statistical Weaknesses, 2018

Text by Sbongiseni Khulu – printmaker at the David Krut Workshop. Influence is key in almost any artistic form of expression. If there’s anything that the past has taught us, it’s that our understanding of art is hugely dependent on the context in which it is created. It’s because of this that we can say […]

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Rotation of the flywheel – DKCT visits DKW

The David Krut Workshop is a collaborative printmaking studio where selected artists work with master printer Jillian Ross and her team of printers to make fine art prints. The David Krut Projects Cape Town Team have their annul visit to Johannesburg in July to join in and learn more from the David Krut Workshop’s activities. […]

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Maja Maljević – Polytekton (poly=many tekton=artisan, maker or craftsman)

Maljević has been making prints with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) since 2007. Over the years she has made etchings, monotypes, woodcuts and linocuts. In anticipation for her solo show Polytekton, 2018 at the David Krut Projects Gallery, Johannesburg, Maljević collaborated with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, at the David Krut Workshop, on a series […]

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Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop at START – St Theresa’s Art Festival

The David Krut Workshop is excited to be participating in START – ST Theresa’s Art Festival as part of Art Paper Planes’ Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop. As part of the Print Pop up at START, a variety of editioned and unique work by over 30 artists will be on show. Artists include: Deborah Bell, Chad […]

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Print of the Month (July 2018) Deborah Bell

Frail Crown is part of a body of work Deborah Bell created in 2017 -2018 with Master Printers Phil Sanders and Jillian Ross at the David Krut Workshop. The print was created using a drypointed copper plate and a delicately cut sheet of chine collé to give the figure its golden yellow robe. Bell has […]

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DKW’s Canadian intern Lacia Vogel

My passion for printmaking began in 2009. I was studying fine arts at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, Canada, and I asked my advisor if there was a course I could take that would introduce me to digital photography while allowing me to continue developing my drawing skills. He suggested an introductory silkscreen course that […]

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Print of the Month (May 2018) Mary Wafer

This month’s print of the month was chosen by our current intern Sarah Hunkin, a student at the Wits University. Facade is part of a body of paintings and etchings titled Ninth Floor that continue Wafer’s interest in structural marginality and exclusion in contemporary South Africa. Following her previous inquiry into the Marikana massacre, Wafer’s research on […]

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DKW Intern | Sarah Hunkin

I have come to realize that a print workshop like David Krut, is not all about the inking up and printing, it’s a huge part but definitely not the only thing that happens in the studio. I am Sarah, a 4th year BA Fine Arts student, studying at Wits University and I’m majoring in Linocut […]

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Technical Demonstration – Deborah Bell

Deborah Bell’s Invocations to the Plate technical demonstration On Saturday the 21 April 2018 the David Krut Gallery hosted a technical demonstration by the David Krut Workshop on Chine collé. Master Printer Jillian Ross along with printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg and Roxy Kaczmarek talked an excited group of artists and art lovers through the steps of printing […]

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The Proof is in the Printmaking

Explaining Proofs in printmaking at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) At the David Krut Workshop (DKW) we specialize in edition printing of intaglio (see further terms in glossary), relief (linoleum and woodcut) as well as making unique works in Monotype. During a project the artist is invited to spend time in the Workshop with the […]

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Print/s of the Month (April) – Jaco Van Schalkwyk

Jaco van Schalkwyk’s Waltz is a multi-plate deeply bitten, sugarlift aquatint etching printed onto a thin translucent paper*. The technique of sugarlift (painting with sugar) allows for gestural and painterly marks to be etched into the copper plate and plates were deeply bitten to hold a large amount of ink. This print demonstrates Van Schalkwyk’s carefully […]

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Mongezi Ncaphayi in the Workshop

As the smooth sound of Kandace Springs fill the workshop Mongezi Ncaphayi arranges cut out shapes of paper, in preparation for chine collé, and draws with crayon and ink working on his latest series of lyrical abstract monotypes.   Mongezi’s process is one of chance and intuition. The prints are layered and composite of lines, […]

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Print/s of the Month (March) – Stephen Hobbs

In the work Pop up Forest Hobbs drew inspiration from: a) The strategic use of makeshift “pop-up forests” in the First and Second World War. b) The pop-up book, Untitled, which was made for his solo show at DKP, Be Careful in the Working Radius (2013). Hobbs uses leaf shapes from the Newlands forest in Cape Town as […]

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