William Kentridge: Studio Life Series

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William Kentridge: Studio Life Series
Mandlenkosi Mavengere

Recent Viewing Room

Mandlenkosi Mavengere
Mbali Tshabalala

Recent Viewing Room

Mbali Tshabalala
Vusi Beauchamp – ‘The Cult of One’

Recent Viewing Room

Vusi Beauchamp – ‘The Cult of One’
Heidi Fourie Residency Showcase, On Soft ground

Recent Viewing Room

Heidi Fourie Residency Showcase, On Soft ground
Maaike Bakker “An answer to an unknown question”

Recent Viewing Room

Maaike Bakker “An answer to an unknown question”
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Featured Artist: William Kentridge

William Kentridge: Studio Life Series

For William Kentridge, COVID-19 lockdown was an opportunity to re-examine his own artistic practice and the very nature of the creative process. Kentridge has dedicated himself to making a series of films called Studio Life focusing on the place of production, confinement and sanctuary for an artist: the studio. A series of photogravure images, each directly connected to a film, is being created simultaneously in collaboration with David Krut Workshop.

Recent Viewing Rooms

Mandlenkosi Mavengere

Forces of Ambition is an online exhibition of a body of work that depicts individuals who leave their familiar homes and territories, searching for better fortunes in larger cities and foreign countries. Mavengere's works highlight the necessity of paper in the form of his signature hand-carved ‘Gondruala’ (a name derived from Gondwana) linocut bank notes, often used as backdrops for the subjects in his works. This fictitious currency stands for “the uncompromised environment of dwelling.”

Mbali Tshabalala

In 2021 the David Krut Projects invited artist and curator Mbali Tshabalala into the David Krut Workshop to collaborate on a series of unique works on paper. Working closely with printer Sbongiseni Khulu, Tshabalala created two edition variations using a range of techniques and materials, including paper lithography, linocut, black tea, chine colle and paper embossing.

Vusi Beauchamp – ‘The Cult of One’

Vusi Beauchamp’s provocative iconography employs popular culture, satire and stereotypes in service of a visual political commentary. He seeks to examine the post-apartheid South African government embattled within itself, the disconnect with its people and our vexed social climate under this new viral threat, mired by false news and heightened insecurities over corruption.

Heidi Fourie Residency Showcase, On Soft ground

Artist Heidi Fourie explored a recent return to the medium of drawing and the drawn mark in a residency at the David Krut Workshop in Arts on Main in 2022. She was also introduced to the technique of softground etching, producing a series of new editions.

Maaike Bakker “An answer to an unknown question”

Maaike Bakker’s exhibition 'An answer to an unknown question' presents a showcase of unique work on paper made in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop. Maaike plays with abstraction in her work, seeking to depict scenes from alternate realities.