In this video filmed by Ben Schellkopf, Diane Victor explains the genesis of her smoke drawings and provides viewers with an inside look at how they are produced.
Diane Victor and the David Krut Workshop (DKW) first collaborated in early 2008 on three large etchings and in 2009 Victor originated and editioned a series of drypoints at DKW, titled Birth of a Nation. These works were exhibited at David Krut Projects New York, and a selection from the series featured at her show at Grinnell College, Iowa, in early 2011.
Victor was the subject of TAXI-013 (2008) from the David Krut Publishing TAXI Art Book series of artist monographs – the first series of its kind in South Africa. This publication was followed in January 2012 by Burning the Candle at Both Ends, published to coincide with Victor’s two-part exhibition Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust,which was presented the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery in collaboration with David Krut Projects (DKP). Selected work from this show was later exhibited at DKP Johannesburg. View more on the artist by following the link below.