The Colourist Manifesto: The impact of Raw Umber

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 | Deborah Bell | Opening Night

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 […]

PODCAST | Artist Series 3 Part Conversation between Lebo Thoka and Kholeka Shange

Lebo Thoka is a photography graduate from the Open Window Institute in Pretoria. Born and raised in Johannesburg, Thoka has been a freelancing photographer for 3 years, venturing into commercial and fine art photography. Thoka identifies as a Feminist which has managed to manifest itself into her first fine art body of work It is well: […]

A Landmark in Abstraction | The Making of ‘Contraint’ by Jacob van Schalkwyk

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

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 […]

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, […]

Artist Series E08: It Is Well: An Ode To Karabo with Lebo Thoka

Lebo Thoka is a photography graduate from the Open Window Institute in Pretoria. Born and raised in Johannesburg, Thoka has been a freelancing photographer for 3 years, venturing in commercial and fine art photography. Thoka identifies as a Feminist which has managed to manifest itself into her first fine art body of work It is well: […]

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 […]

The Opening of Lebo Thoka’s “It Is Well: An Ode To Karabo”

On Thursday 28  February, we had the pleasure of opening “It Is Well: An Ode To Karabo”, a series of photographic prints by Lebo Thoka. The works were created by the open Window Institute Graduate in the wake of 2017’s mass-media coverage of South Africa’s femicidal climate. The young artist was particularly shocked with how […]

Word Art E05 | Art and Justice Book Launch with Albie Sachs

Word Art E05 | Art and Justice Book Launch with Albie Sachs Click on the link above to have a listen! Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, Book Launch with Albie Sachs in conversation with David Krut. The second edition of Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional […]

Survey of Risk Opening Night

Survey of Risk opened on Thursday evening – 22 February 2018 – at our Parkwood Gallery in Johannesburg. It was lovely to have the space buzzing with a Johannesburg audience contemplating the works of Cape Town based artist Matthew Hindley. Our guests enjoyed a glass of wine and a casual conversation with the artist while […]

David Krut Projects Cape Town Children’s’ Monotype workshop

Colour me Curious with Printmaking By Gabrielle van der Merwe Tucked between the trees of Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, David Krut Projects (DKP) Cape Town hosted a Children’s Monotype Workshop: Inspired by Nature on the 8th of February 2018. Children of all ages were invited, but surprisingly the gallery played host to both children […]

Artist Series E06 | William Kentridge on Artworks | Sound clips from 1997

Join us for Wednesdays with William Kentridge; a series of sound clips from the artist on a CD-ROM published by David Krut in 1997. The Following podcasts are of Kentridge talking about his artworks; the subject matter and how they came about. Triptych (1985-1990) Art in a State (1986) Little Morals (1991) Heads and Irises […]

Print/s of the Month (January) – Lynda Ballen

Ballen’s Find 2 (2016) demonstrates beautifully the technique of sugarlift aquatint, chine collé and hard ground line. The larger gestural repetitive marks at the bottom of the image are made using sugarlift aquatint. This allows the artist to create a tonal area that is true to the directly made mark. The length of time etched will […]

Artist Series E07 | a Survey of Risk with Matthew Hindley

Matthew Hindley popped by David Krut projects in Cape Town to update us on his latest ventures in conjunction with his upcoming exhibition at David Krut Projects in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Have a listen to find out his experience of transitioning from painting to printmaking and what’s in store for Hindley in 2018! Follow Matthew Hindley […]

Diane Victor’s Little Dystopia

Diane Victor is currently in the United States on a spring lecture tour visiting universities in Washington, Boston and Brooklyn.  David Krut Projects in New York is presenting Victor’s provocative new works in an exhibition aptly titled Showing Truth to Power. The works displayed in Showing Truth to Power are from Victor’s residency in New […]

Artist Series E06 | William Kentridge on Work, Life & Influences | Sound clips from1997

In 1997 David Krut published a CD Rom on Kentridge, which was the first major publication on his work, presenting sections from his videos and also Kentridge talking about aspects of his work up until that time. The following Episode gives you an incite into Kentridge’s work, life and influences. Artist Series E06 | William […]