Johannesburg, South Africa
Established in 2002, David Krut Workshop (DKW) is the centre of David Krut Project’s artistic collaborations. DKW’s ongoing projects align with an exhibition programme set up to enhance careers of artists both established and emerging. DKW specialises in intaglio printing, relief, monotype and experimental mediums. The workshop’s focus is, from conception, for each collaboration to become an opportunity for the artist to create something new that adds to their overall body of work. Collaboration and innovation are the bywords for the workshop, and multi-tasking is a key in testing the limits of art making mediums with established artists working alongside emerging artists. DKW has collaborated with over 70 South African and international artists in creating unique and editioned fine art works on paper.
The studio has been under the skilful hand of Director and Master Printer, Jillian Ross, since 2004 and is situated at Arts on Main, in the Maboneng Precinct, a ground breaking urban mixed-used community. The DKW print team includes Master Printer, Jillian Ross with printers Kim-Lee Loggenberg, Sbongiseni Khulu, Chad Cordeiro, Roxy Kaczmarek and Sarah Judge.
Since 2006 DKW has extensively collaborated with William Kentridge in creating over 250 editions. Three major bodies of work have been created over this time; the Triumphs & Laments Woodcuts series of six life-size, multiple-plate woodcuts (2016 - 2020); the Universal Archive series of 75 linocuts on dictionary pages (2011 – 2014); and The Nose series of 30 etchings (2006 – 2010). On large projects such as the above, Ross involves printers and interns, allowing skills transfer and development.
Recent projects include multi-media works by Pebofatso Mokoena; multiple process prints with Maja Maljević; photogravures with Mikhael Subotzky and Latitudes Limited five-colour silkscreens with artists Sthenjwa Luthuli, Pebofatso Mokoena, Mbali Tshabalala, Adejoke Tugbiyele and Clint Strydom created for the first edition in 2019 of the Latitudes Art Fair in Johannesburg.
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