Posts tagged Arts on Main

Print of the Month | December 20...

This month features Matthew Hindley’s watercolour monotype Fireball, 2016 as our print of the month.  This print was the first monotype pulled when he made this series at the David Krut Workshop in 2016. Hindley’s selection of cell phone photographs were found on Google images and newsfeeds. He is attracted to the raw quality of […]

Maja Maljević ‘Document fo...

The print collage series titled Document for the People were part of Maljević’s popular exhibition Polytekton 2018. They are on show at the David Krut Workshop, at Arts on Main in Maboneng. Maljević collaborated with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, at the David Krut Workshop, on a series of prints titled Documents for the People. […]

Print of the Month | November 20...

  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 […]

Print of the Month – (Octo...

Very Dangerous Grid finds its inspiration in the rotation of banal advertising adorning Joburg’s motorways, where the grid like infrastructure of the billboard, oscillates between being naked and bare and covered over.   For Hobbs the bare skeleton is of more interest, a framing device for the clouds and sky, a site of projection, an […]

Deborah Bell – Sketchbook ...

Sketchbook I -VI, 2017-2018, Drypoint (and spitbite aquatint) on Gampi and Hahnemühle 300 gsm, Edition: 30, Paper size: 22,4 x 30,4 cm Deborah Bell’s initial ideas are often conceived from her visual notebooks, where the spontaneity of her quick, private drawings seem to capture the figures in a gestural moment. In the making of her plates, […]

Nina Torr – New etching se...

Nina Torr has been working on a series of new etchings. The copper plates were etched with elegantly detailed hardground etched lines. Each print is then individually hand painted with a range of varied colours and marks. This fun way of approaching a traditional technique has allowed Torr to experiment with each individual image coming […]

Rotation of the flywheel –...

The David Krut Workshop is a collaborative printmaking studio where selected artists work with master printer Jillian Ross and her team of printers to make fine art prints. The David Krut Projects Cape Town Team have their annul visit to Johannesburg in July to join in and learn more from the David Krut Workshop’s activities. […]

Maja Maljević – Polytekton...

Maljević has been making prints with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) since 2007. Over the years she has made etchings, monotypes, woodcuts and linocuts. In anticipation for her solo show Polytekton, 2018 at the David Krut Projects Gallery, Johannesburg, Maljević collaborated with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, at the David Krut Workshop, on a series […]

Print of the Month (May 2018) Ma...

This month’s print of the month was chosen by our current intern Sarah Hunkin, a student at the Wits University. Facade is part of a body of paintings and etchings titled Ninth Floor that continue Wafer’s interest in structural marginality and exclusion in contemporary South Africa. Following her previous inquiry into the Marikana massacre, Wafer’s research on […]

Deborah Bell – Invocations...

David Krut Projects is proud to announce new editions by Deborah Bell.  The series was launched at her exhibition Invocations to the Plate at the David Krut Projects Gallery, Johannesburg. Bell’s work considers the border between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, presence and absence, the quotidian and the mythic, the grounded and the transcended. […]

DKW Intern | Sarah Hunkin

I have come to realize that a print workshop like David Krut, is not all about the inking up and printing, it’s a huge part but definitely not the only thing that happens in the studio. I am Sarah, a 4th year BA Fine Arts student, studying at Wits University and I’m majoring in Linocut […]

Technical Demonstration – ...

Deborah Bell’s Invocations to the Plate technical demonstration On Saturday the 21 April 2018 the David Krut Gallery hosted a technical demonstration by the David Krut Workshop on Chine collé. Master Printer Jillian Ross along with printer Kim-Lee Loggenberg and Roxy Kaczmarek talked an excited group of artists and art lovers through the steps of printing […]

Print/s of the Month (April) ...

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, […]

Print/s of the Month (March) ...

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 […]

Print/s of the Month (January) &...

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 […]

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 […]

Classic FM Arts Feature: Process...

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.