Posts tagged David Krut Print Workshop

Tools of the trade

The Workshop is filled with strange and wonderful tools. Often tools are borrowed from other industries such as the Jewellery and Engineering. We use the deburring tool for preparing the edge of plates before printing. the curved swivel blade alows you to shear off uneven and rough edges before finally filing and polishing them smooth. […]

Print/s of the Month | Quinten E...

  “My work is about teasing out, probing and proposing intersectional relationships” – Williams The first of our new feature Print/s of the Month chosen by Archivist Noma Ngwenya for the month of August is Quinten E William’s Untitled (Black and Grey).  The work is up at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg. The print […]

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 […]

Stephen Hobbs | New works in Let...

Letterpress is a form of relief printing where blocks of movable type are composed and locked into the “bed” or “chase” of a press. The raised surfaces may then be inked up and printed repeatedly onto substrates. Looking at previous work, Hobbs worked with Master Printer Jillian Ross, as well as printmaker Talya Lubinsky and […]

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 […]

David Krut Projects Featured Art...

David Krut Projects is pleased to present our featured artist, Tendai Mupita. His work will be on show at David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue from 1 – 8 April 2017.

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 […]

A trip with DKW master printer J...

19.10.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen We’ve recently had two major shows in Johannesburg in which prints have dominated: I Invented Myself by Walter Battiss at Wits Art Museum (WAM), which runs until the end of the month, and Rhythm and Meaning by Henri Matisse at the Standard Bank gallery, which came down in September. At the Battiss show, there is an entire […]

Printer Feature: Sbongiseni Khul...

13.10.16 Printer Feature: Sbongiseni Khulu Just over a year ago, Sbongiseni Khulu stepped out of TUT with a degree in Printmaking and Sculpture. Khulu was was keen to gage the art scene outside academic practice and, one day, he chanced upon David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main while a live print demonstration was under way. He remembers […]

Introducing our new DKW intern: ...

20.09.16 Blogger: Jessie Cohen This week, artist Pebofatso Mokoena joined the DKW team on a part-time basis and to help with carving our next William Kentridge woodcut – The Flood – which is the second image after Mantegna in the Triumphs and Laments series. Today was Mokoena’s first day. He carved test blocks to get in the flow before he will join […]