Defence and deception in the modern South African battlefield: Stephen Hobbs on his etching suite, Buildings, bombs, bunkers and clouds 2015-11

27.11.15 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Visual artist and cultural producer Stephen Hobbs is well known for his war-design-inspired public artwork through which he probes the very real, and often very ugly, meaning behind “urban development” in fraught social spaces on the African continent. It is no surprise that Hobbs’s interest in defensive architecture began in Johannesburg, his […]

A Luis Alonzo-Barkigia special at AOM

24.11.15 Blogger & photographer: Jessie Cohen It’s almost Christmas but the pace at AOM is not letting up. Master printer Jillian Ross is back in the workshop after a trip to the Editions/Artists Book Fair in NYC, and the printers are poised for a hard day’s work. The space is pumping with energy. Jillian is […]

Printmaking in the “armpit of America”: Stephen Hobbs on his whirl-wind lecture tour of the United States 2015-11

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 2015-11 On returning to Johannesburg after an intensive three-week lecture and printmaking tour of the US, Stephen Hobbs is buzzing with enthusiasm and filled with inspiration. He spoke with our blogger, Jessie Cohen, to give a sense of what it was like to visit and make art in the so-called “armpit of America” (Detroit, Cleveland, […]

Stephen Hobbs In Studio

Team DKP team paid a visit to Stephen Hobbs‘ personal studio, located in the heart of Johannesburg City Centre at Maboneng Precint. Stephen, who is currently preparing for his solo show at David Krut Projects, Parkwood this coming Thursday the 13th of August, was kind enough to show us around his spacious and creative hub. […]

Stephen Hobbs David Krut Workshop Pt.1

With an upcoming show on the 13th August at David Krut Projects, entitled ”Permanent Culture”, Stephen Hobbs has been a rather busy man.Whilst prints have been running through the press non-stop, we sat with Stephen in the hopes of gaining further insight into his preparations for the show.   What modes of aesthetic manipulation do […]

This week at David Krut Workshop

The week at DKW has been effervescent. With new works being produced for multiple artist’s simultaneously. Stephen Hobbs has been in studio, preparing for his upcoming solo show Permanent Culture, which will focus on printmaking and more specifically the subject of constructivism and dazzle camouflage. . Stephen hobbs in the workshop Robyn Penn has been […]

Stephen Hobbs’ SAS Somerset & Other War Stories: Installation Shots

Stephen Hobbs’ SAS Somerset & Other War Stories: Installation Shots

Stephen Hobbs’ SAS Somerset & Other War Stories opened as part of First Thursdays at the Twenty Fifty Gallery on 2 April 2015. The installation demonstrated a unique and dynamic use of dazzle patterning and lighting onto a mock assemblage of the SAS Somerset; a spectacle conceived to enliven and transform the perception of the […]

David Krut Workshop Open for the Year

The team at DKW is back and carrying on printing artist’s work.  Printers Chad and Nathaniel have just finished new editions for Stephen Hobbs in preparation for his upcoming show entitles ‘Permanent Culture’ at David Krut Projects Cape Town in February this year.             Hobbs has also been working on […]

Visit to Stephen Hobbs’ Studio

David Krut Projects (DK Projects) staff members Elzette de Beer and Amé Snyman paid a visit to Stephen Hobbs’ studio in Maboneng on 11 December 2014 to find out what he is up to and what lies ahead for 2015. Hobbs has two solo exhibitions planned with DK Projects next year, the first being Permanent […]

On View at Carnegie Hall | Johannesburg in Print, Curated by David Krut Projects

Johannesburg in Print | Curated by David Krut Projects On View: October – December 2014 We are excited to announce the unveiling of Johannesburg in Print – an exhibition of over 40 artworks made by our South Africa-based artists working at the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) in Johannesburg. The work on display at Carnegie […]

Johannesburg in Print | Exhibition at Carnegie Hall for UBUNTU South African Festival – NYC

David Krut Projects & Carnegie Hall present: JOHANNESBURG IN PRINT Exhibition runs October 8 through November 5, 2014 in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and features artwork produced at the David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg. Artists include:  William Kentridge, Stephen Hobbs, Sam Nhlengethwa, Senzo Shabangu, and Diane Victor. Image: Sam Nhlengathwa, It’s 27° C Today, 2012, […]

Drawings in the Sky: DK Artists Featured on ABSA Lumen Display

Drawings in the Sky: DK Artists Featured on ABSA Lumen Display

During Maboneng Art Week, the Absa Lumen Display will showcase artwork of artists from Maboneng and surrounding areas. The display runs sporadically throughout the week of Monday 18th – Sunday 24th August 2014. An artist talk will be held at David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main on Sunday the 24th of August at 13:00. […]

David Krut to Participate in the Year’s E|AB Fair, NYC

The Editions | Artists’ Books Fair is coming back to NYC this Fall, 2014! Stay tuned to find more news about the fair, and the artists showing in the David Krut Projects (New York) booth. Click here to link to E|AB Fair Webpage

JAG SNAG: End of Exhibition – Stephen Hobbs

JAG SNAG: End of Exhibition – Stephen Hobbs

  Opening address by Christopher Till Sunday 16 March at 4pm / Closing 27 July 2014 Following three years of research and discussion, with Chief Curator, Antoinette Murdoch, into the historical and physical properties of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Stephen Hobbs will present a series of small, medium and large scale architectonic responses to the Meyer/Pienaar Gallery-extension. […]

Stephen Hobbs at DKW

Stephen Hobbs at DKW

Stephen Hobbs has begun preparations for his upcoming exhibition at David Krut Projects, Cape Town, in 2014. He will collaborating with printmaker Talya Lubinsky on a series of woodcut and linocuts. Below are images from the studio.  


Images from Multiplied 2013

From 18 – 21 October David Krut, Luke Crossley and Jacqueline Nurse represented the David Krut Projects team at Christie’s Multiplied art fair in London. Multiplied is unique in offering only contemporary art in editions – from prints and photographs, to sculpture and artists’ books. David Krut Projects presented editions by William Kentridge, Stephen Hobbs, […]

Stephen Hobbs Dazzle Building

Stephen Hobbs Dazzle Building

Stephen Hobbs is dazzling in a building in downtown Johannesburg near to Arts on Main. Below are a series of images courtesy of the artist of Phase 1 of the dazzle process.

The Shrunken Forest

Trees call to mind big leafy structures over our heads, like the Oak trees that surround the Montebello Design Centre, where the exhibition is held.  Yet inside the gallery, a miniature world of these majestic forms is offered to us.  The representations and imaginings of the trees are on a small scale. The sculptures are […]