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JOÃO RENATO ORECCHIA ZÚÑIGA Abro...

Orecchia is now travelling internationally to perform his compositions with The Blind Mass Orchestra during the Holland Festival 2019 in Amsterdam. William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula are also taking part in the festival as associate artists. As an introduction, William Kentridge will be on stage with his lecture-performance Defence of the Less Good Idea, an ode to deviating from an […]

Treasure Trove

treasure trove Noun (n.) a collection or store of valuable or delightful things. A continuation of a previous David Krut Projects (DKP) showcase of almost sold-out prints from David Krut Workshop (DKW) collaborations through the years; the Blue House at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue presents Treasure Trove. The space houses artworks from over two decades […]

Community Series E04: Ralf Seipp...

This episode is taken from a conversation between Ralf Seippel and David Krut during Ralfs annual visit to Johannesburg. It took place in January 2019 at David Krut Projects THE BLUE HOUSE at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. The conversation reflects on Ralf’s relationship with South Africa, arts education and the overall experience and development […]

Print/s of the Month | April/May...

Now that the Living Outnumber the Dead was made in 2005 and is part of Deborah Bell’s on going collaboration with the David Krut Workshop. The work falls into a continuing series that are based on sketches from her notebooks.  The sketches are created on her numerous visits to museums both local and abroad. The […]

Artist Series E26 : Urban Chemis...

URBAN CHEMISTRY : CREATIVE PLACE-MAKING IN JOHANNESBURG Featuring The Johannesburg Development Agency’s Art My Jozi Project artists: Zivanai Matangi, Thusi Vukani, Senzo Bongwana, Sparks Napoli, Mantala Nkoatse and Stephen Hobbs. The Johannesburg Development Agency’s Art My Jozi Project implements functional public art enhancements and facilities in strategic public places in key nodes along the City’s […]

Print Workshop – A week in...

We had artist William Kentridge come in to work on his latest collaboration with the workshop: Leaning on Air, the 5th and 6th large-scale woodcut in the Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts series. Read more about the current project here: Artist João Renato Orecchia Zuniga has been in this week working on an upcoming body of prints. Orecchia was featured at the Print […]

William Kentridge | Triumphs and...

Work on the fifth and largest work in the Triumphs and Laments Woodcut series titled: Leaning on Air has begun.  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, stencilled onto the […]

Senzo Shabangu: Endless Journey ...

‘Senzo Shabangu: Endless Journey’ is an archive showcase prints created by Senzo Shabangu during his time working with David Krut Projects between 2010 and 2015.  Shabangu began exploring urban living and human nature through monotypes at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2010. In 2011, he moved on to making linocuts at DKW Arts on Main […]

PODCAST│The Art We Make E02: Dav...

The Art We Make E02: David Krut on the limited edition 2010 Fifa Posters: How it all started In anticipation of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, David Krut Projects takes you down memory lane to the 2010 FIFA World Cup which took place in South Africa. A successful and well planned event that saw […]

Purnaa Deb Drawing Technique

‘A Tale of Quests’ is the first solo exhibition by Indian-born, Johannesburg based artist Purnaa Deb hosted at David Krut Bookstore Gallery. The exhibition features a body of mixed media artworks by the artist who shares her personal narratives about womanhood, tradition and relocating from India to South Africa. Purnaa demonstrated her traditional drawing technique […]

The Colourist Manifesto: The imp...

The Colourist Manifesto, currently on show at David Krut Projects Cape Town, explores and celebrates the use of colour in printmaking by showcasing a variety of artist’s works made in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop. Traditionally, printmaking has existed within a monochromatic realm but through this showcase of artworks by artists who function as […]

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 […]

Invocations to the Plate | Debor...

It was a wonderful opening to the latest Deborah Bell exhibition Invocations to the Plate, at our Parkwood gallery on Thursday the 12th of April 2018. The evening was well attended as friends, family and patrons of Bell were celebrating the diverse artistic achievements in her latest body of work, which includes several new pieces such as […]

A Landmark in Abstraction | The ...

A LANDMARK IN ABSTRACTION Constraint is Jacob van Schalkwyk’s first tapestry with Marguerite Stephens. Hand-woven at Stephens Tapestry Studio outside Johannesburg, Constraint follows three years of conversation between Stephens and Van Schalkwyk about tapestry, with Van Schalkwyk researching key aspects of the Studio’s production, both in Swaziland and Johannesburg. “I needed time to learn the […]

Print/s of the Month (April) ...

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 […]

Deborah Bell Collaboration Conti...

The American Master Printer Phil Sanders, returned for his second visit this year in September (2017), to continue working in the workshop with Jillian Ross and her team, in collaboration with Deborah Bell, on her new series of intaglio prints. Bell continued to work on the large scale diptych etching adding a second plate to each […]

Abstraction at David Krut Projec...

David Krut Projects has collaborated with a wide range of artists working in the realm of abstraction. Abstract art uses a unique visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which exists independently from visual references. Since the early 1900s, abstract art is a central stream of modern art and has continued to […]

Word Art E02 | A Pondering Podca...

Douglas Reid Skinner’s musical voice, which takes you back to the years of audio books on tape recorders, returns for the second instalment of his podcast series. You are listening the second half of Skinner’s poetry reading at the launch of his new anthology, Liminal, held at David Krut Projects Cape Town. Skinner is also […]