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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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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Artist Series E22 | Optics, Curiosity and Playfulness with Stephen Hobbs

Elize de Beer is in conversation with artist Stephen Hobbs in his Studio in Johannesburg. In this podcast episode, Hobbs speaks about how his artistic practice began as a conceptual artist and how that conceptual way of thinking has developed in his current influences and use of materials. CHAPTERS: 0:42: Three words to describe Hobb’s […]

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Stephen Hobbs at Keyes Art and Design Emporium

PHOTO FOCUS for July’s Art & Design Saturday – 14th of July 2018 The July 14th edition of Art&Design Saturday recognises Mandela Month and the 100 year celebrations taking place across the country. Keyes Art Mile has curated a programme entitled PHOTO FOCUS, paying homage to the critical role that documentary photography played in informing the international community […]

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Print/s of the Month (March) – Stephen Hobbs

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 […]

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Abstraction at David Krut Projects

David Krut Projects has collaborated with a wide range of artists working in the realm of abstraction. Abstract art uses a unique visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition which exists independently from visual references. Since the early 1900s, abstract art is a central stream of modern art and has continued to […]

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Stephen Hobbs’ Embodiment and Transmission of the City’s Experience

The experience of the city is personal, as such artists often choose to depict their vision of a city, a dystopian or utopian projection of the space as they see it. Yet Stephen Hobbs of the Trinity Sessions is experienced in inner city art projects that work on urban rejuvenation harnessing the skills of underprivileged […]

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Stephen Hobbs | New works in Letterpress

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 […]

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Architecture meets Art in “post-apartheid” South Africa

Architecture meets Art in “post-apartheid” South Africa In the hot seat: Artist Stephen Hobbs in conversation with leading architects and collectors on the relationship between art and architecture. “I claim for architects the rights and liberties that painters and poets have held for so long” Pancho Guedes A critical dialogue between art and architecture is […]

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Stephen Hobbs David Krut Workshop Pt.1

With an upcoming show on the 13th August at David Krut Projects, entitled ”Permanent Culture”, Stephen Hobbs has been a rather busy man.Whilst prints have been running through the press non-stop, we sat with Stephen in the hopes of gaining further insight into his preparations for the show.   What modes of aesthetic manipulation do […]

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Upcoming Exhibition at David Krut Projects, Parkwood: ‘Carved’ Relief Print Group Exhibition

CARVED RELIEF PRINT GROUP EXHIBITION 5 February to 6 March 2015 | Opening at 18:00 on Thursday 5 February David Krut Projects 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood David Krut Projects Johannesburg (DKP) is pleased to announce Carved, a group exhibition of woodcut and linocut relief prints made in the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) at […]

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Jill Ross and Stephen Hobbs visit DKW (Parkwood) 2014-09

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 […]

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Stephen Hobbs – Dazzle Plans – Exhibition presented by Parts and Labour

OPENING  | Thursday 1st November | 18:00 – 21:00 EXHIBITION | November 2nd –  December 15th | By appointment Stephen Hobbs’ preoccupation with camouflage typologies as visual surrogates for Johannesburg’s inherently disruptive nature has extended into a range of mixed media projects, from large scale all over building paintings to conceptual sculptural works. Dazzle Plans, an […]

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Stephen Hobbs – Research visit to Cape Town, May 2012

At the end of May, Stephen Hobbs visited Cape Town in order to conduct some research for his exhibition at David Krut Projects in Newlands in 2014. The visit included a walk in Newlands Forest on the base of Table Mountain with a view to inspecting the abandoned Groote Schuur zoo architecture, particularly the lion […]

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Trinity Session and Hobbs/Neustetter celebrate 10 years of collaboration

On 15 March 2012, The Trinity Session previewed its REVIEW Exhibition inside the factorybuilding at 281 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. The Trinity Session’s two founding members, Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter, are celebrating ten years of collaboration by displaying videos, photography, mind maps and artifacts from a dense archive of research on large projection surfaces. Despite […]

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The Installation of Alexandra Ross’ Solo Exhibition 1:1

Alexandra Ross in her studio, Berlin, 2010

Alexandra Ross 1:1 David Krut Projects, 2 June – 9 July 2011 Alexandra Ross has been setting up her installation at David Krut Projects, on Jan Smuts Avenue since Monday 30th May. The exhibition, 1:1 opens on Thursday 2 June, from 6pm. It’s not often we close the gallery for 4 days for set-up, but this […]

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