Winter Files, 2019

Maja Maljević’s latest exhibition, The Silence of the Change, has just opened at David Krut Projects, New York, featuring a selection of work from the Winter Files series that was created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop in Johannesburg earlier this year.  Winter Files marks a breakthrough in Maljević’s relationship with printmaking, prompted by […]

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Print of the Month | Sept 2019 | by João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga

Text by Hagen Gersie Have you ever tried to visualise music? It is an arduous task, but one that João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga set out to achieve. Printmaking is not a typical field for the Peruvian-Italian Brooklyn-born and Johannesburg-based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things”, who is usually occupied with sound, space […]

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Sneak Peak – Maja Maljević in the Workshop

This past July has seen artist Maja Maljevic hard at work at the David Krut Workshop. The teams flurry of printing activity is in preparation of her upcoming solo project in New York in October. Maljevic has been working with Master Printer Jillian Ross and the workshop team to produce a new series of mixed […]

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William Kentridge’s ‘A Poem is not your Own’ features the Triumphs and Laments Woodcut series, Kunst Museum, Basel

“Designed in close consultation with the artist, the exhibition showcases early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s as well as examples of Kentridge’s more recent output, including the first adaptations for museum presentation of elements from The Head & The Load, which premiered at the Tate Modern, London, in the summer of […]

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‘Instruction’ Kids Workshop with João Orecchia

Artist Joao Renato Orecchia Zuniga’s exhibition ‘Instruction‘ is a visual exploration of a playful and intuitive working process with sound and music. Orecchia and the David Krut Workshop opened up this process to children through two Kids Workshops. The 2 hour workshop (for children aged 6-12yrs) began with stamp making, the group cut shapes and stuck […]

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Print Workshop – A Week in Pictures, 5 April 2019

William Kentridge was in the workshop this week to add to the second part of the large-scale woodcut Leaning on Air. He has been tearing and pinning pieces onto the print to indicate carving and where to place torn collage pieces. The team is now busy tracing these indicated areas, carving and proofing them. Jillian […]

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Print Workshop – A week in pictures 29 March 2019

We had artist William Kentridge come in to work on his latest collaboration with the workshop: Leaning on Air, the 5th and 6th large-scale woodcut in the Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts series. Read more about the current project here: Artist João Renato Orecchia Zuniga has been in this week working on an upcoming body of prints. Orecchia was featured at the Print […]

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THE PRINT CLUB – DKP in collaboration with Mesh Club at the Keyes Art Mile

Be the first to see artworks hot off the printing press. Meet Artists & Printmakers in person. Learn or ask questions about concept development and processes. Seek expert advice on growing your art collection. Purchase new and exclusive fine art prints. FOR ITS FIRST EDITION, ON TUES 19 FEB 2019, THE PRINT CLUB FEATURED A […]

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Deborah Bell – Sketchbook series, 2017 – ongoing

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, […]

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Maja Maljević – Polytekton (poly=many tekton=artisan, maker or craftsman)

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 […]

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Print of the Month (July 2018) Deborah Bell

Frail Crown is part of a body of work Deborah Bell created in 2017 -2018 with Master Printers Phil Sanders and Jillian Ross at the David Krut Workshop. The print was created using a drypointed copper plate and a delicately cut sheet of chine collé to give the figure its golden yellow robe. Bell has […]

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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 […]

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Technical Demonstration – Deborah Bell

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 […]

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Print/s of the Month (April) – Jaco Van Schalkwyk

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 […]

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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, […]

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Print/s of the Month (January) – Lynda Ballen

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 […]

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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 […]

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Classic FM Arts Feature: Process of Printing: Intaglio and Monotype Printing

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. […]

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