João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga new editions 2019

João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga is a Peruvian Italian Brooklyn-born Johannesburg based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things” that play with reality by deconstructing it, shifting expectations of standard uses or purposes of objects and processes. Orecchia began collaborating with Master Printer Jillian Ross in March 2018 with their shared enthusiasm to experiment […]

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INSTRUCTION Performances by João Orecchia

David Krut Projects was pleased to open Instruction on 14 May 2019 at 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. Instruction was the first solo project by João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga; a visual exploration of a playful and intuitive working process with sound and music. Orecchia finds ways of charting sonic movements and translations onto paper, developing […]

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David Krut Podcast | Artist Series E28: Paul Senyol – Markers

In this episode, Britt Lawton from the David Krut Gallery sat down to speak to self-taught artist Paul Senyol the day of his opening for Markers – a solo showcase done in collaboration with Paul Senyol and his representing gallery Salon91, Cape Town. Paul Senyol is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday […]

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JOÃO RENATO ORECCHIA ZÚÑIGA Abroad

Orecchia is now travelling internationally to perform his compositions with The Blind Mass Orchestra during the Holland Festival 2019 in Amsterdam. William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula are also taking part in the festival as associate artists. As an introduction, William Kentridge will be on stage with his lecture-performance Defence of the Less Good Idea, an ode to deviating from an […]

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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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Community Series E04: Ralf Seippel in conversation with David Krut

This episode is taken from a conversation between Ralf Seippel and David Krut during Ralfs annual visit to Johannesburg. It took place in January 2019 at David Krut Projects THE BLUE HOUSE at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. The conversation reflects on Ralf’s relationship with South Africa, arts education and the overall experience and development […]

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Print/s of the Month | April/May 2019 | Deborah Bell | “Now that the living outnumber the Dead”, 2005. State Proof.

Now that the Living Outnumber the Dead was made in 2005 and is part of Deborah Bell’s on going collaboration with the David Krut Workshop. The work falls into a continuing series that are based on sketches from her notebooks.  The sketches are created on her numerous visits to museums both local and abroad. The […]

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Artist Series E26 : Urban Chemistry: Creative Place-making in Johannesburg

URBAN CHEMISTRY : CREATIVE PLACE-MAKING IN JOHANNESBURG Featuring The Johannesburg Development Agency’s Art My Jozi Project artists: Zivanai Matangi, Thusi Vukani, Senzo Bongwana, Sparks Napoli, Mantala Nkoatse and Stephen Hobbs. The Johannesburg Development Agency’s Art My Jozi Project implements functional public art enhancements and facilities in strategic public places in key nodes along the City’s […]

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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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William Kentridge | Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts continues

Work on the fifth and largest work in the Triumphs and Laments Woodcut series titled: Leaning on Air has begun.  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, stencilled onto the […]

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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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Maja Maljević – Document for the People

David Krut Projects is proud to announce new editions by Maja Maljević. The series was made at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2018 and is titled ‘Document for the People.’ The series includes: 61 x New prints, 11 silkscreen colours, 5 x intaglio colours, 9 x types of paper, 8 x techniques, 6 x printmakers […]

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PODCAST│The Art We Make E02: David Krut on the limited edition 2010 Fifa Posters: How it all started

The Art We Make E02: David Krut on the limited edition 2010 Fifa Posters: How it all started In anticipation of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, David Krut Projects takes you down memory lane to the 2010 FIFA World Cup which took place in South Africa. A successful and well planned event that saw […]

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Deborah Bell – Invocations to the Plate

David Krut Projects is proud to announce new editions by Deborah Bell.  The series was launched at her exhibition Invocations to the Plate at the David Krut Projects Gallery, Johannesburg. Bell’s work considers the border between mortality and immortality, matter and spirit, presence and absence, the quotidian and the mythic, the grounded and the transcended. […]

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Purnaa Deb Drawing Technique

‘A Tale of Quests’ is the first solo exhibition by Indian-born, Johannesburg based artist Purnaa Deb hosted at David Krut Bookstore Gallery. The exhibition features a body of mixed media artworks by the artist who shares her personal narratives about womanhood, tradition and relocating from India to South Africa. Purnaa demonstrated her traditional drawing technique […]

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The Colourist Manifesto: The impact of Raw Umber

The Colourist Manifesto, currently on show at David Krut Projects Cape Town, explores and celebrates the use of colour in printmaking by showcasing a variety of artist’s works made in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop. Traditionally, printmaking has existed within a monochromatic realm but through this showcase of artworks by artists who function as […]

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The Proof is in the Printmaking

Explaining Proofs in printmaking at the David Krut Workshop (DKW) At the David Krut Workshop (DKW) we specialize in edition printing of intaglio (see further terms in glossary), relief (linoleum and woodcut) as well as making unique works in Monotype. During a project the artist is invited to spend time in the Workshop with the […]

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Invocations to the Plate | Deborah Bell | Opening Night

It was a wonderful opening to the latest Deborah Bell exhibition Invocations to the Plate, at our Parkwood gallery on Thursday the 12th of April 2018. The evening was well attended as friends, family and patrons of Bell were celebrating the diverse artistic achievements in her latest body of work, which includes several new pieces such as […]

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