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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‘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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Treasure Trove

treasure trove Noun (n.) a collection or store of valuable or delightful things. A continuation of a previous David Krut Projects (DKP) showcase of almost sold-out prints from David Krut Workshop (DKW) collaborations through the years; the Blue House at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue presents Treasure Trove. The space houses artworks from over two decades […]

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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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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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Kentridge Studio Technical Director Chris Waldo de Wet and DKW Master printer Jillian Ross in conversation

On Tuesday evening, 12 March, the David Krut Workshop invited Chris-Waldo de Wet, the technical director of William Kentridge’s sculpture studio, to come in to talk about the behind-the-scenes process of how Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments frieze came to be along the side of the Tiber River in Rome.  Armed with photographs, videos, maquettes and more, Chris […]

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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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Maja Maljević ‘Document for the People’ installed at DKW Arts on Main

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. […]

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Senzo Shabangu: Endless Journey at 142 Archive

‘Senzo Shabangu: Endless Journey’ is an archive showcase prints created by Senzo Shabangu during his time working with David Krut Projects between 2010 and 2015.  Shabangu began exploring urban living and human nature through monotypes at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2010. In 2011, he moved on to making linocuts at DKW Arts on Main […]

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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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Cordeiro & Sheppard at 142 Archive

Chad Cordeiro and Nathaniel, Otherwise known as Cordeiro&Sheppard; are Johannesburg based artists and printmakers whose practice is largely anchored in the printmaking medium. Alongside fellow artist-printmaker, Sbongiseni Khulu; Cordeiro&Sheppard are also the founders of Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI) studio, a printmaking and workshop space for artists and collectives.   Having first met while studying towards […]

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Print of the Month – (October 2018) Stephen Hobbs ‘Very Dangerous Grid’

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 […]

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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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Kids Workshop – Make your own Maja Maljević

On Saturday the 22nd of September 2018, we hosted a ‘Make your own Maja’ children’s print workshop with Maja Maljević and the printers from our David Krut Workshop (DKW) at our Parkwood gallery. The open gallery turned into a studio for the day and provided a lively, engaging and welcoming space for the children to […]

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Pebofatso Mokoena – Statistical Weaknesses, 2018

Text by Sbongiseni Khulu – printmaker at the David Krut Workshop. Influence is key in almost any artistic form of expression. If there’s anything that the past has taught us, it’s that our understanding of art is hugely dependent on the context in which it is created. It’s because of this that we can say […]

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Rotation of the flywheel – DKCT visits DKW

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. […]

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