William Kentridge printmaking at Jack Shirreff 1993

ROMANCING THE PLATE by Rosemary Simmons The evolution of William Kentridge‘s new intaglio plates  from PRINTMAKING TODAY Volume 2, No.4, Winter 1993 by Rosemary Simmons, Editor. Johannesburg formed William Kentridge and it remains his home base, yet his vision and work have universality as well as a multi-media approach. He has just completed an intense […]

Artist Series E05 | How to Speak About Deborah Bell

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT DEBORAH BELL SERIES (PART 1) An Introduction to Deborah Bell: This podcast is part of the How to Speak About Deborah Bell Series which covers who Deborah Bell is, an overview of the artist’s career, her major influences and her body of prints produced with David Krut Projects which form an […]

West Coast Landscapes By William Kentridge

Two of the South Africa’s rarest types of wines are being made from vines, planted around 1900, to form a collection of six wines being made by Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines, a small, prestigious winery based in the southern Swartland, inland from Elands Bay on the Cape West Coast of South Africa. The […]

Tribute to Jack Shirreff: Master Printer and Artist

Reflecting back on 2017 we recall the memory of Jack Shirreff, who established and ran 107 Workshop, a unique collaborative print workshop in Wiltshire, England. The workshop offered the complete range of printmaking processes with experimentation at the root of it’s brilliance. In 1981, Shirreff  and the British Pop artist Joe Tilson collaborated in creating […]

Birth of a Nation set by Diane Victor

Birth of a Nation comprises of a suite of ten etchings using imagery that is adapted from classical mythology to a South African context of visuality. The series is characterised by a copper matrix drawn using a drypoint needle and a variety of roulette tools to build up an immensely detailed surface. Each of the ten […]

William Kentridge | New Woodcut

David Krut Projects is please to announce the completion of the fourth large scale Woodcut That which I do not remember in the ‘Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts’ series. 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 […]

Siyafunda isiZulu by Siya Masuku

David Krut Bookstore is pleased to feature the works of author and illustrator, Siya Masuku for the month of December until 27 January 2018. The feature showcases of linocut prints that originated from the digital illustrations in Masuku’s children’s book, Siyafunda isiZulu Siyafunda isiZulu is a visually inclined effort at broadening the representation of South […]

Audiovisual Showcase: Never Read The News Alone

Written by Alex Abrahams On Sunday 19 November 2017, David Krut Projects in Cape Town hosted an audiovisual showcase called Never Read the News Alone. The event contained a reading of various newspaper articles by two artists to a captive audience that was also treated to the sounds of live musical experimentation from three musicians. Current […]

Artist Series E04 | Jacob van Schalkwyk Video Art

  Within his Solo Project and Print Launch Dolcefarniente, artist  Jaocb van Schalkwyks has included three video based artworks in the showcase. In this podcast van Schalkwyk discusses these three video works, Futility of Actions, 2015, After Wegman, 2012 and Art Years Are Like Dog Years, 2006-2017. Further, he will discuss the artists who influenced […]

Classic FM Arts Feature: Process of Printing: Intaglio and Monotype Printing

Master Printer Jillian Ross, at the David Krut Workshop, was interviewed on Classic FM Radio 102,7FM for their Classic Arts Feature. Ross answers questions about the different processes used at the Studio.   Listen to the podcast here.

Oh! Sweet Nothing

Jaco van Schalkwyk’s travelling solo show, DOLCEFARNIENTE, explores an ideal state of mind.  Cape Town-based author-artist Jaco van Schalkwyk’s 2014 Burroughs-redux debut novel, The Alibi Club, is an apt entry point into DOLCEFARNIENTE, the artist’s 2017 solo show at David Krut Projects. Like the book, the exhibition is about finding freedom in unexpected places, and then realising […]

Deborah Bell Collaboration Continues

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 […]

Feeling a Little Nosey with William Kentridge & Jane Taylor

David Krut Projects Cape Town recently hosted Jane Taylor in conversation with William Kentridge on her latest published work William Kentridge Being Led by the Nose. Taylor, a long-time friend and collaborator with Kentridge has previously contributed to Ubu and the Truth Commission, and The Confessions of Zeno. Being Led by the Nose uses The […]

Allsorts – a painting by Jacob van Schalkwyk

David Krut Projects Cape Town recently opened Jacob van Schalkwyk’s Solo Project and Print Launch, DOLCEFARNIENTE. The traveling retrospective first opened at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg in March 2017, showcasing a decade of van Schalkwyk’s works, ranging from drawings, prints, installations, videos, and paintings. Shown for the first time in Cape Town, the featured […]

Print/s of the Month | Maja Maljevic

Serbian born artist Maja Maljevic has had several successful solo exhibitions in South Africa and completed an important commission for the Raphael Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. Maljevic first collaborated with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2007, and since then she has created several bodies of work with the DKW printmakers. In […]

Mikhael Subotzky in conversation with Phil Sanders | 30 Sept 3pm

IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKHAEL SUBOTZKY AND PHIL SANDERS  September 30 | 3 pm at the Brewery in Arts on Main, Maboneng Limited seating available, please RSVP David Krut Projects, in partnership with Goodman Gallery, invites you to attend a conversation between Mikhael Subotzky and Phil Sanders, to be moderated by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, in which the artist and […]

Artist Feature: Water-dreamer by Claire Lichtenstein

A feature showcase of paintings by Claire Lichtenstein Water-dreamer  Opening 7 October 2017, 11AM David Krut Bookstore 151 Jan Smuts Avenue   “The element of water is the fundamental metaphor for depth and past time.” – Gaston Bachelard, philosopher. Flow is the mutual nature of water and paint. There is life in paint. It is […]

Print of the Month | Deborah Bell, Breath, 2017

David Krut Projects is pleased to announce a new series of complex etchings by Deborah Bell, which have been created in collaboration with American Master Printer Phil Sanders at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. A work of alchemical beauty to come out of the collaboration is Breath. The image stems […]