START/GROW YOUR ART COLLECTION AT THE BLUE HOUSE

Introducing the Collector’s Room The Blue House, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood Are you looking to start or grow your art collection? The Collector’s Room is the go to place for art collectors to begin or grow their private or corporate collections. This  new addition features a selection of prints from established and emerging African […]

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The Print Club launched in collaboration with Mesh Club at the Keyes art Mile

MESH CLUB is extremely proud to partner with David Krut Projects to bring together a collection dedicated exclusively to printed works of art on paper. Installed throughout MESH, ON PAPER features unique and editioned works by fourteen emerging, mid-career and established South African artists. Abstract, figurative, text-based and even conceptual, the works on view span a range of genres and styles […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Robyn Penn: The Map is Not the Territory I and II

Blogger: Rachel van Blydenstein Printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg is immersed in the completion of Robyn Penn’s latest edition, The Map is Not the Territory I and II. These prints are part of a suite of three clouds that make up Penn’s most recent collaboration with DKW, ‘The Cloud of Unknowing‘. Penn, who recently opened an exhibition at […]

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Who are DKP featuring at the FNB Joburg Art Fair? 2016-09

09.2016 Blogger: Jessie Cohen This year, David Krut Projects is proud to showcase South African and Ethiopian artists across 4 separate booths at the FNB Joburg Art Fair – 9-11 September – at the Sandton Convention Centre. 1 – The Aida Muluneh Booth is showcasing works from two different series’ by the Ethiopian artist: The world is 9 and The wolf you feed. Aida Muluneh 2 – […]

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DKP ask four women artists to reflect on the impact of their gender on their art 2016-09

02.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen To celebrate Women’s Month, the DK Bookstore hosted an exhibition of all-women artists, which is on display for just a few more days. To mark this moment, I interviewed four female artists who we represent to gage how they perceive their gender to impact their practice. The responses vary – from reflections on the female subject position during […]

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Master printer feature: Jillian Ross 2016-10

28.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen Master printer feature: Jillian Ross For profiling Ross, she suggested I begin by painting a picture of the workshop – past and present – as a prelude to describing her role as master printer and workshop manager… On entering David Krut Workshop (DKW), one is confronted by a whirring maze of creative activity. DKW was one of […]

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A Cape Town Colleague’s Visit to the Golden City

David Krut Projects Cape Town can get icy in winter. We had our annual break for the first two weeks of July, right after The Deer Little Market and I spent the holiday in my home town, Johannesburg. I felt like a very at-home foreigner. There’s so much going on in this golden city, in […]

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July in Review – what have the DKP team and our associated artists been up to?

22.07.16 This month, we showcased a rich selection of contemporary artists at Turbine Art Fair (TAF), including Quinten Williams, Mary Wafer, Robyn Penn, Rhett Martyn, Maja Maljevic, Stephen Hobbs, Keneilwe Mokoena, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Senzo Shabangu, Mischa Fritsch, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Lorenzo Nassimbeni. A memorable moment was Robyn Penn’s TAF tour for kids, which had two main […]

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Robyn Penn exhibits at DKP – “Cloud of Unknowing” (2016)

Cloud of Unknowing Currently on at DKP: Robyn Penn David Krut Projects presents Cloud of Unknowing, a solo exhibition of hauntingly beautiful and challenging work by Robyn Penn.   This ambitious, multimedia exhibition tackles the uncomfortable truths around climate change in the form of paintings, prints and sculpture. For Penn, “climate change is the elephant in […]

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DKW – A Week in Pictures

22/07/16 David Krut Workshop deals in images. So here is our week in pictures, documenting what we do best … RISD Interns, Joanna Cortez and Ryn Caddick assisted with printing Jaco van Schalkwyk’s work – mixing the inks and wiping the plates… Check in soon for an exclusive post on Ross, who has been with DKW for close to fourteen years […]

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Robyn Penn on her largest cloud painting: “Epitaph”

30/06/16 Last week, Robyn Penn opened her solo show, Cloud of Unknowing, at DKP Parkwood. On the back wall of the gallery hangs a single painting, Epitaph (150 x 200cm). It is a giant depiction of a lone cloud and, like the other cloud paintings that surround it, Epitaph is a serious labour of love.  But, unlike the other paintings, this image […]

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A fabulous foundry visit with Robyn Penn

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 07/06/16 This week, we caught up with Robyn Penn at the Workhorse Bronze Foundry to see how her intriguing sculpture of a carbon cloud is coming along. Penn is exhibiting at DKP Parkwood later this month. Her latest body of work reflects on the controversial topic of climate change denial, featuring paintings, prints and this […]

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Nearing the finish line: Robyn Penn on her latest cloud prints

This week, Robyn Penn came to DKW to continue developing her mezzotints, which are set to feature in her exhibition at DKP Parkwood next month. Two small mezzotints form one piece, titled Two Poles of Ignorance, and will be printed next to each other to mimic the three-dimensional qualities of a stereograph. Penn is re-working the plates at various stages to create a series […]

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The clue is in the clouds: Robyn Penn prepares for upcoming solo exhibition at DKP

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 19/05/16 Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Robyn Penn in her painting studio as she prepares for a fascinating multimedia exhibition of prints, painting and sculpture with DKP Johannesburg this June. The work that surrounds us in her intimate studio is a combination of standard size portraits of white, male scientists and […]

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Robyn Penn makes an epic cloud print

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 01/02/16 “I find clouds a sublime metaphor for the transience of the moment, and, in the spirit of the Romantics, they are an awesome reminder of the force of nature. Clouds are ever-changing forms. As such, they lend themselves to human metaphors on processes of transformation.” – Robyn Penn Robyn Penn has […]

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AOM: Control is the word

Activities (and weather conditions) are heating up at AOM before we shut our doors for 2015. The team multi-task in order to complete their projects for the year. They start by working individually to tie up loose ends. Kim-Lee Loggenberg finishes editioning two small prints by Mischa Fritsch. She uses Chine-collé and backing paper. Here is a sneak […]

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“In this profession, a millimetre matters”: Printing with precision at AOM

It’s another scorching day at AOM and printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg is in the workshop bright and early, ready to roll. This week Kim-Lee is editioning Mischa Fritsch’s “Pointless”. As with printmaking in general, the process is very specific and demanding of a well-trained eye. She begins by preparing the ink, checking for hard, dried pieces […]

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