Posts tagged Arts on Main

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts |...

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts  | Series Continues

With the completion of three large scale woodcuts Mantegna, The Flood and Lampedusa, Kentridge provided the David Krut Workshop team with the next image, and challenge, as the series continues. Drawing and Scale As with the first three prints the process begins with a drawing. The scale of the series had been carefully deliberated over in […]

Subtle differences | Chine collé

This technique is sometimes so subtle, to the untrained eye it could go completely unnoticed, however the effect it can have on a print can be crucial to the finish of an image. But what is Chine collé? Roughly translated from French: Chine = thin tissue and collé = glue or paste. The word Chine […]

The Making of Triumphs and Lamen...

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 year. The 550 meter work would be stenciled onto the wall of the river from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini. It would be called Triumphs and Laments and […]

A visit to the Workshop

A highlight in an average day for the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) is the appearances of curious people who step through our doors and either come to discover or expand their interest in print. We are perfectly positioned at Arts on Main, the new major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg. Arts on […]

Deborah Bell | New Etchings 2017...

We are pleased to announce a new series of three complex etchings by Deborah Bell, which has been created in collaboration with American Master Printer Phil Sanders at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. We are offering three new editions at a special pre-publication price, valid until 30 June 2017. These […]

Keneilwe Mokoena | Making Monoty...

Keneilwe Mokoena | Making Monotypes

We are excited to have Keneilwe Mokoena in the workshop this week working on a new series of watercolour monotypes. The medium suits her patient and particular approach to her work involving the combination of chance and intention in how the water and pigment of the paint pools and moves on the surface. Her fascination […]

Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts | ...

The complexity of William Kentridges’s most recent collaboration with the David Krut Workshop (DKW) the Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts series is one that cannot be overlooked. Each print is made from multiple blocks of wood, prepared from multiple woodgrains, and printed on multiple sheets of paper that all fit together like a puzzle. Some sheets […]

Painterly Printmaking using Spit...

American Master Printer Phil Sanders visited the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in March 2017 to work with Master Printer Jillian Ross and her team, in collaboration with with Deborah Bell, on a new series of intaglio prints. This collaboration saw Bell exploring the spitbite technique further. “Spitbite aquatint involves painting strong acid directly onto the aquatint ground of […]

Kentridge’s large woodcuts...

Kentridge’s large woodcuts at Marian Goodman Gallery Paris

William Kentridge’s solo exhibition, ‘O Sentimental Machine’, is on show at the Marian Goodman Gallery Paris from 15 March, now extended until 20 May 2017. The show features three large woodcuts, standing beautifully in the new Librairie Marian Goodman, from the Triumphs and Laments series, that were created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop […]

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s...

READY!!!!! Jacob van Schalkwyk’s etchings: “Waltz” and “W”

For many years, Van Schalkwyk has used Josef Albers’ colour system COLOR-AID to arrive at considered and very specific colour combinations for his artworks. Using lithography ink to make these drawings, he also carefully considers each sheet of paper he uses to produce such drawings. Waltz is a multi-plate deeply bitten, sugarlift aquatint etching printed onto a […]

Deborah Bell at DKW with Phil Sa...

There has been a flurry of activity at DKW over the past two weeks. The American Master Printer Phil Sanders, visited the workshop to work with Jillian Ross and her team in collaboration with Deborah Bell on a new series of intaglio prints. Deborah and Phil’s last visit to the studio was in 2014 where […]

Professional Artist Plan Chests ...

St John Fuller is a Cape Town based carpenter who creates wonderfully varied and beautiful custom work through an intimate understanding of materials and processes. David Krut Projects’ commitment to local initiatives in design, the arts and related education led to ongoing collaborations with Fuller since 2013.  These wonderful planchests can be made in variable […]

It’s “gym time” as work gets phy...

18.11.15 Blogger & photographer: Jessie Cohen At this time of year, printers at AOM are wrapping up projects from 2015. The atmosphere is light but focused. This week, Sbongiseni Khulu is printing the final editions of Mary Wafer’s Veneer with the help of Neo Mahlasela and Martin Motha. They work from a laser-engraved woodcut made from plywood, […]

“In this profession, a millimetr...

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 […]

Edition; Flatten; Crop; Bop: A m...

This week at the DKP workshop, the printers are in the final stages of editioning works by Mischa Fritsch, Mongezi Ncaphayi and Oliver Mayhew. Monday mornings mean seventies disco beats. While Diana Ross belts “Upside Down”, printers Kim-Lee Loggenberg, Sbongiseni Khulu and intern Martin Motha resume their collaborative dance to complete various projects at once. Contrary to the fast-paced […]

The storm before the calm: prepa...

Blogger: Jessie Cohen 29.10.15 This week, we are busy preparing for multiple exhibitions at DKP, opening next week on 5 November 2015 as part of First Thursdays. On Monday, Endale Desalegn – whose exhibition, “Two Social Pacifiers ጡጦ”, will be at the Parkwood gallery – came to the workshop to sign finished and flattened prints […]

Phil Sanders and Deborah Bell at...

The past week American Master Printer and Director of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Phil Sanders and his wife, Sarah (also an artist) visited DKW (Arts on Main). The DKW (Arts on Main)-team has been working on a number of plates of Deborah Bell – but most notable is the printing of new editions & multiples […]

Jill Ross and Stephen Hobbs visi...

Jill Ross, master printer at DKW (Arts on Main) and artist, Stephen Hobbs visited the DKW (Parkwood) today. This morning Ross came in from DKW Arts on Main to share her expertise on the technicalities of the printing processes with Stephan Hobbs, Daniel Hewson and Sipho Dwala. Later in the day Hobbs continued work on a new […]