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 […]

Cordeiro & Sheppard at 142 Archive

Chad Cordeiro and Nathaniel, Otherwise known as Cordeiro&Sheppard; are Johannesburg based artists and printmakers whose practice is largely anchored in the printmaking medium. Alongside fellow artist-printmaker, Sbongiseni Khulu; Cordeiro&Sheppard are also the founders of Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI) studio, a printmaking and workshop space for artists and collectives.   Having first met while studying towards […]

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 […]

Artist Series E25: POLYGRAPH Chapters by Lorenzo Nassimbeni

This episode of the David Krut Projects podcast is an audio guide to artist Lorenzo Nassimbeni solo showcase, POLYGRAPH. The exhibition is a portrait of the artist, composed of varying qualities and languages of line work which are reflective of his response to various physical environments and contexts. The work in the exhibition is made […]

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, […]

Artist Series E24: In Conversation with Jared Aufrichtig

In this episode, Nadia Myburgh is in conversation with multidisciplinary artist Jared Aufrichtig at the David Krut Projects Bookstore in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Be Sure to have a look at the exhibition at the 151 GALLERY called POST IT which will be up until the 20th of October 2018, Located at 151 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Art Forum’s Critic Pick: Maja Maljevic

Maja Maljević‘s exhibition, Polytekton, was chosen as Artforum International’s critic pick for Johannesburg. “The centerpiece of her exhibition “Polytekton” is a group of sixty-one unique and individually numbered prints, “Documents for the People” (all works 2018). Nested in the democratic title of the print series, which shows off eight different techniques (including silk screen, etching, and […]

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. […]

PODCAST E23 | Polytekton: Artist Interrogation with Maja Maljević

This is a special edition episode where Serbian born artist Maja Maljević is under interrogation by Master Printer Jillian Ross. Majević’s artist practice and exhibition – Polytekton – are brought into question. The audio accompanied an exclusive event on the 4th of September 2018 where the audience participated in an experience of art in the dark […]

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 […]

PODCAST | Word Art E07 | Editor, Publisher and Poet Michelle Betty

In this Podcast Elize de Beer talks to Michelle Betty about her journey as an editor and poet, as well as her poetry publications and collaborations, such as Dryad Press and New Contrast. Michelle starts off the Podcast with a reading of the poem published by Douglas Reid Skinner and Patricia Schonstein in Stanzas 12 […]

Maja Maljević – Document for the People

David Krut Projects is proud to announce new editions by Maja Maljević. The series was made at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2018 and is titled ‘Document for the People.’ The series includes: 61 x New prints, 11 silkscreen colours, 5 x intaglio colours, 9 x types of paper, 8 x techniques, 6 x printmakers […]

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 […]

The Art We Make E03: Master Printer Jillian Ross on DKW and artist Colbert Mashile

In this episode, the David Krut Workshop’s Master Printer Jillian Ross speaks about her experience of joining the workshop and her work with artist Colbert Mashile. Colbert Mashile Artist Page: http://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/93/colbert-mashile

Artist Series E22 | Optics, Curiosity and Playfulness with Stephen Hobbs

Elize de Beer is in conversation with artist Stephen Hobbs in his Studio in Johannesburg. In this podcast episode, Hobbs speaks about how his artistic practice began as a conceptual artist and how that conceptual way of thinking has developed in his current influences and use of materials. CHAPTERS: 0:42: Three words to describe Hobb’s […]