Latest Talents

David Krut Projects has had the privilege of working with many wonderful artists over the years. Some have been short collaborations, with artist coming in for short intensive sessions with our skilled printers, producing one or two bodies of works. Others have the potential to become longer collaborations still, their relationship with DKW growing year by year. Below are some of the talents that we have worked with in recent years. 

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Boemo Diale

Boemo Diale started her internship at David Krut Workshop in July 2022, after having met with David Krut at the Turbine Art Fair in 2021. She is an Honours student at Wits University studying Film and Television, and undertook the internship to see how print could influence her practice. Diale’s first show with David Krut, entitled, Can I Play? was held at the 151 Gallery in February, 2023. The exhibition presented a series of prints created during her internship at DKW as well as unique paintings.

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Peter Cohen

In 2022 Peter Cohen collaborated with the David Krut Workshop to create a series of monotype prints and a linocut to form part of a body of work that was showcased in an exhibition titled Colour in black and white. This exhibition ran from 10 September to 9 November 2022 at the 142 David Krut Gallery in Parkwood, Johannesburg. In 2023 Peter returned to the workshop, again working with DKW collaborator Sarah Judge, to explore pronto lithography in a series of works about urban landscapes. A showcase of recent work opened at the 151 David Krut Gallery in Parkwood, Johannesburg, on the 3rd of August 2023. 

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Heidi Fourie

Fourie has recently visited the Witklipfontein Artist Residency located in the Vredefort Dome subsequent to her presentation of works as part of DKP’s Latitudes Art Fair installation in 2023. Preluding her residency was her fifth collaboration with the David Krut Workshop where she created a body of monotypes For this collaboration, she worked closely with printmaker Kim-Lee Loggenberg–Tim. She translated her sketches onto Perspex in varying shades, from deepest black to lightest grey and gradually incorporated watercolour washes to enhance the depth of the work. These monotypes embrace lyrical loops and winding strokes to create her compositions.

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Nthabiseng Boledi Kekana

In Late 2023 David Krut, while in Mayfair, London, visited an exhibition “Dualities” at Undiscovered Canvas. Nthabiseng’s work stood out to him and he immediately made arrangements to see if she would be available to spend time in the workshop making a body of prints. Fast forward to March 2024, Nthabiseng spent a week collaborating with Printer Roxy Kaczmarek at the David Krut Workshop in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Her first foray in printmaking has produced an accomplished body of unique painterly prints – monotypes and a pair of large etchings. 

Kekana’s work explores femininity  and spirituality, and it is rooted in a profound connection to her heritage. Her exploration is guided by her emotions and spirituality, leading her to examine otherworldly ideas. She works in a range of mediums, including oil, charcoal, pastels and natural fibres, to express the fluidity of creation.

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Stephen Langa

While walking around Keys Art Mile in early 2024, David Krut spied the work of Stephen Langa on display at BKhz Gallery. After reaching out to the artist, he invited Langa to come work at our Printing Workshop at Arts on Main, Maboneng. In March of that same year he came he began working with Sbongiseni Khulu, exploring monotypes and reductive monotypes. His work will be exhibited at our gallery in the Blue House on 151 Jan Smuts Avenue. 

His body of work explores diverse stories of black people and experiences of those around him and personal journey of life. His work is Inspired by the Impressionism art period from the 20th Century, he researches and explores ways to capture his emotions and fuel his artworks. Inspired by profound artist such as George Pemba, Claude Monet, Gerald Sekoto and Vincent Van Gogh, my charcoal linework’s and oil paintings have become pictorial visions that has a mesmerizing effect that is inspired directly by my emotive feelings that one can immediately identify and engage with the characters portrayed in such a way one would like to know them better in person.

 

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Pebofatso Mokoena

Pebofatso Mokoena first collaborated with the team at David Krut Workshop (DKW) in the production of a hard-ground etching in 2018. It was titled Statistical Weakness and later shown at the 2019 iterations of Fine Art Print Fair (hosted at Parktown Girls), Turbine Art Fair and LATITUDES Art Fair. The collaboration built on the relationship Mokoena established as an intern at David Krut Projects (DKP) in 2016.

Over 2019-2020 Mokoena worked at DKW towards his first solo show at DKP – Internal Probes – which opened in February 2020.

In 2023, Mokoena returned to the workshop at Arts on Main

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Lusanda Ndita

At the request of Mary Sibande who was working on a collaborative initiative for a group of young Joburg artists that she had taken on a mentoring role, we accepted Lusanda Ndita and Hoek Swaratlhe to come into the David Krut Workshop (DKW) at Arts On Main. Our printer Sbongiseni Khulu took over the mentoring process with these artists in gaining an understanding of the collaborative activities which are practiced at DKW.

In November 2023, Ndita came in for 5 days, for a concentrated mentoring session to learn about working on paper and the various mediums of printmaking. Sbongiseni took him through new mediums in the combination of monotype and pronto lithography, which they had gained insights from other workshops where they had been working.

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Motlhoki Nono

Motlhoki was first introduced to David Krut Projects in 2021, when she applied for and received a spot in the African Leipzig International Art Programme, which she completed in 2022. When she returned to the Workshop, she completed a series of experimental monotypes and unique etchings using lipstick and kissing to create the marks.

The artist worked with collaborative printmaker Sbongiseni Khulu,  who guided the artist in terms of what printmaking techniques could further develop the ideas she had begun fleshing out in the body of work that was to be presented in her solo exhibition as part of the Ernest Cole Award. These works being the intitial photographs the artist had captured to begin exploring this subject, were used as a starting point in the development of the print works.  

The  artist began working to capture the ‘moment’ of a kiss by pressing the face against a scanner to create a photograph. This method was initially translated into the traditional printmaking technique of the monotype. In this process the artist was able to apply the same mechanism of capturing the kiss while also creating an image that has a unique artistic impression and style that could only be achieved through the monotype process.

The oil-based monotype became the starting point of experimentation, progressively expanding into the  pronto lithography and softground etching. Softground  etching  emerged as the most effective medium for her exploration of love, through the impression of a kiss, as this medium captures the fine details of all textures. 

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Phumulani Ntuli

Ntuli was one of the three artists featured at the South African Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Bienniale which was curated by our very own DKP director, Ame Bell. He is a multi – disciplinary artist who gathers various archive materials which are collaged together to explore historical gaps and how these inform our narratives. Ntuli constructs his imagery out of collage, transfers and layering of different mediums.

2023, collaboratively with DKW printer, Kim-Lee Loggenberg, he began experimenting with the printmaking processes of monotypes and pronto lithography. The result of this collaboration is a body of work titled, Kunanela iphuzu emafini / Echoes of the Point Cloud, which includes large scale paintings alongside the unique print works created at DKW.  The works from Kunanela iphuzu emafini/ Echoes of the Point Cloud debut at FNB Art Joburg 2023, presented by David Krut Projects.

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Natalie Paneng

Paneng connected with our operations after being selected for a residency with the Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA), associated with The Centre for the Less Good Idea. This residency, aimed at South African digital media artists, involved a collaborative printmaking project in Leipzig, Germany. David Krut Projects helped with the selection process and provided initial printmaking exposure to the artists before their overseas residencies. In 2022 David Krut Workshop (DKW) invited Paneng to collaborate on a series of prints with Sbongiseni Khulu, a process that has spanned continents over the following months and yielded a vibrant body of work unlike anything else in our archive.

Her print works, made in collaboration with DKW printmaker Sbongiseni Khulu, are distinguished by their punchy and playful use of pink and bright green. After starting with the monotype process, Paneng expressed interest in linocut for its graphic quality as well as pronto lithography to incorporate her character into her work. The body of work progressed into a series of whimsical scenes set in Paneng’s checkerboard playground, combing the printmaking processes of linocut, pronto lithography and embossing.

 

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Hoek Swarathle

At the request of Mary Sibande who was working on a collaborative initiative for a group of young Joburg artists that she had taken on a mentoring role, we accepted Lusanda Ndita and Hoek Swaratlhe to come into the David Krut Workshop (DKW) at Arts On Main. Our printer Sbongiseni Khulu took over the mentoring process with these artists in gaining an understanding of the collaborative activities which are practiced at DKW.

In February and March 2024, Swaratlhe came in to start working with Sbongiseni. He came in for concentrated mentoring sessions to learn about working on paper and the various mediums of printmaking. Sbongiseni took him through new mediums in the combination of monotype and pronto lithography, which they had gained insights from other workshops where they had been working.

 

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Nina Torr

In 2016, Nina Torr worked in collaboration with David Krut Workshop (DKW) to create a number of watercolour monotypes. The ensuing works were featured in the group exhibition A Piece of Work in 2017.

In 2018, she produced new etchings with the team at DKW which were subsequently shown at David Krut Project’s (DKP) booth for the RMB Turbine Art Fair 2019.

In 2020, Nina Torr had her solo Masters exhibition at the David Krut Gallery in Parkwood in 2020 titled Wayfinding.

At the end of 2022 and beginning of 2023, Torr collaborated with DKW to create a brand new series of etchings with handpainting and chine colle. The body of work which was shown at the end of February 2023 at The Blue House in Parkwood in a solo exhibition titled Marginalia.

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Anna van der Ploeg

Anna van der Ploeg (b. 1992) is a contemporary South African artist. Her professional practice is far-reaching, including but not limited to the mediums of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Van der Ploeg has held several solo exhibitions, has shown in galleries locally and abroad, and has works in private collections and institutions, among which is the South African National Art Bank. She recently completed her MFA at KASK Royal Conservatory of Art in Belgium with high distinction. Though the catalyst to her work is loosely conceptual, her process is labor-intensive, perceptive, and specialized. As a figurative artist, she searches for new metaphors to convey insights about our common assemblies, to find rhythms in the motion of social, artistic, and intellectual contexts. She is currently based in Brussels at the 5-month-long M-residency.

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Zhi Zulu

Zhi Zulu started working with David Krut Projects (DKP) in 2018, featuring in the group exhibitions The Cat Show and Post This!. In 2019, she collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW), producing a silkscreen print together with printer Roxy Kaczmarek called Zebra Crossing. It was her first time being involved in printmaking and the print was later shown at Turbine Art Fair. This experience has led to a 5-part silkscreen series – The Curious Five which ran from 2019-2022. In 2023, DKW collaborated with Chocolate Ink Studio to create a new silkscreen print of Zulu’s entitled JOZI-pocalypse which was launched at Turbine Art Fair 2023.

Zhi Zulu has also been the interview partner in two episodes of David Krut Podcast.

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