Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts | Seri...

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts  | Series Continues

With the completion of three large scale woodcuts Mantegna, The Flood and Lampedusa, Kentridge provided the David Krut Workshop team with the next image, and challenge, as the series continues. Drawing and Scale As with the first three prints the process begins with a drawing. The scale of the series had been carefully deliberated over in […]

Talk by Jillian Ross I 22 July 11 am

Jillian Ross on The Making of Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts 22 July 2017, 11am at the David Krut Projects Gallery Master Printer Jillian Ross who was integral to the conceptualization and collaborative creation of the woodcuts, along with printmakers Chad Cordeirro and Sbongiseni Khulu will discuss their collaboration with Kentridge and the history of the […]

Subtle differences | Chine collé

This technique is sometimes so subtle, to the untrained eye it could go completely unnoticed, however the effect it can have on a print can be crucial to the finish of an image. But what is Chine collé? Roughly translated from French: Chine = thin tissue and collé = glue or paste. The word Chine […]

Stephen Hobbs’ Embodiment and T...

The experience of the city is personal, as such artists often choose to depict their vision of a city, a dystopian or utopian projection of the space as they see it. Yet Stephen Hobbs of the Trinity Sessions is experienced in inner city art projects that work on urban rejuvenation harnessing the skills of underprivileged […]

The Making of Triumphs and Laments Wo...

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 would be stenciled onto the wall of the river from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini. It would be called Triumphs and Laments and […]

A visit to the Workshop

A highlight in an average day for the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) is the appearances of curious people who step through our doors and either come to discover or expand their interest in print. We are perfectly positioned at Arts on Main, the new major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg. Arts on […]

Deborah Bell | New Etchings 2017


We are pleased to announce a new series of three complex etchings by Deborah Bell, which has been created in collaboration with American Master Printer Phil Sanders at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. We are offering three new editions at a special pre-publication price, valid until 30 June 2017. These […]

Asuka Nirasawa Enamoured by MULTIFINI...

On the 30th May David Krut Projects Cape Town (DKCT) had the honour of launching Asuka Nirasawa’s residency showcase, MULTIFINITY.  The showcase marks the completion of the month-long residency programme Nirasawa experienced at DKCT.  The showcase consists of circular fabric collages on handmade paper and stretched canvas. To accompany these colourful mixed media works Nirasawa […]

Keneilwe Mokoena | Making Monotypes

Keneilwe Mokoena | Making Monotypes

We are excited to have Keneilwe Mokoena in the workshop this week working on a new series of watercolour monotypes. The medium suits her patient and particular approach to her work involving the combination of chance and intention in how the water and pigment of the paint pools and moves on the surface. Her fascination […]

‘Art Years are like Dog Years&#...

01.06.2017 Art Years are like Dog Years, 2006 – 2017   Art Years are like Dog Years, 2006 – 2017 is a sculptural object by Jacob van Schalkwyk which first featured in a solo project and print launch entitled DOLCEFARNIENTE in April 2017 at David Krut Projects, 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg. The sculpture consists […]

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts | Assem...

The complexity of William Kentridges’s most recent collaboration with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) the Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts series is one that cannot be overlooked. Each print is made from multiple blocks of wood, prepared from multiple woodgrains, and printed on multiple sheets of paper that all fit together like a puzzle. Some sheets […]

Painterly Printmaking using Spitbite

American Master Printer Phil Sanders visited the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in March 2017 to work with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, in collaboration with with Deborah Bell, on a new series of intaglio prints. This collaboration saw Bell exploring the spitbite technique further. “Spitbite aquatint involves painting strong acid directly onto the aquatint ground of […]

Artist Feature: Maja Maljević

Maja Maljević enjoys a play between the figurative and abstract in creating works that are ultimately ambiguous and elusive. They command a visceral response when engaging the viewer. Each image is a psychedelic assembly point for a wide range of ideas and experiences.

Residency Report

Asuka Nirasawa visits Bridget Henderson, owner of Cowgirl Blues. Asuka and Francine, who is busy dyeing a selection of wool. On Friday 5 May 2017 Asuka Nirasawa, our current artist-in-residency at David Krut projects Cape Town (DKCT) visited the studio of the designer, Bridget Henderson. Cowgirl Blues is based in the creative suburb of Woodstock and […]

Kentridge’s large woodcuts at M...

Kentridge’s large woodcuts at Marian Goodman Gallery Paris

William Kentridge’s solo exhibition, ‘O Sentimental Machine’, is on show at the Marian Goodman Gallery Paris from 15 March, now extended until 20 May 2017. The show features three large woodcuts, standing beautifully in the new Librairie Marian Goodman, from the Triumphs and Laments series, that were created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop […]

Asuka Nirasawa | David Krut Project...

David Krut Projects Cape Town (DKCT) is delighted to announce its first artist-in-residency (AIR). During the month of May, the Japanese artist, Asuka Nirasawa will be transforming the project space into her studio, activating the space and in the process creating an entirely new body of work. Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, Nirasawa studied […]

Stephen Hobbs | New works in Letterpr...

Letterpress is a form of relief printing where blocks of movable type are composed and locked into the “bed” or “chase” of a press. The raised surfaces may then be inked up and printed repeatedly onto substrates. Looking at previous work, Hobbs worked with Master Printer Jillian Ross, as well as printmaker Talya Lubinsky and […]

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s etch...

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s etchings: “Waltz” and “W”

For many years, Van Schalkwyk has used Josef Albers’ colour system COLOR-AID to arrive at considered and very specific colour combinations for his artworks. Using lithography ink to make these drawings, he also carefully considers each sheet of paper he uses to produce such drawings. Waltz is a multi-plate deeply bitten, sugarlift aquatint etching printed onto a […]