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ART | ARTISTS | BOOKS | POETRY David Krut Projects is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment. In Johannesburg, we have exhibition project spaces and an adjacent bookstore; and the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), based at Arts on Main, Maboneng.  DKP‘s Podcasts is a series of episodes from our various artists about their practice and processes, along with gallery and DKW walkabouts and talks. Podcast icon created by Garrett Knoll from the noun project. 

David Krut Podcast David Krut Projects

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    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

ART | ARTISTS | BOOKS | POETRY David Krut Projects is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment. In Johannesburg, we have exhibition project spaces and an adjacent bookstore; and the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), based at Arts on Main, Maboneng.  DKP‘s Podcasts is a series of episodes from our various artists about their practice and processes, along with gallery and DKW walkabouts and talks. Podcast icon created by Garrett Knoll from the noun project. 

    David Krut Projects: The Printing Girls ep.2/3 - Fiver Löcker on Collecting History and Preserving Legacy | Listening time 33 minutes

    David Krut Projects: The Printing Girls ep.2/3 - Fiver Löcker on Collecting History and Preserving Legacy | Listening time 33 minutes

    In this episode Christa Swanepoel is joined by artist and printmaker Fiver Löcker who tells us about her reasons for becoming an artist and how her life’s journey of constant travel and new experiences has impacted the way in which she creates and shares her perspective with the world. Fiver was born in Duisburg, Germany in 1963. Since leaving Germany at the age of 19 she has worked, lived and travelled around the world. She is interested in documenting different cultures, working on the premise that every culture looks strange to someone, and that what we think is normal is entirely weird to someone else. She has worked in video, analog and digital photography and sketching and is currently exploring the medium of fine art printing. She divides her time between Johannesburg, South Africa and various locations along the European canal system on her live-aboard boat “Hendrika”. For more about Fiver visit her website at https://www.fiverlocker.com/ and follow her on Instagram by clicking the link:  https://www.instagram.com/fiverlocker/?hl=enClick HERE to see the artwork we discussed in this episode!

    • 33 min
    David Krut Podcast: The Printing Girls ep.1/3 - Lyrene Kühn-Botma on Presence and Absence | Listening time 24 minutes

    David Krut Podcast: The Printing Girls ep.1/3 - Lyrene Kühn-Botma on Presence and Absence | Listening time 24 minutes

    In this episode, the first of 3 episodes featuring The Printing Girls, Christa Swanepoel invited Lyrene Kühn-Botma to talk about her involvement in the all-female printing collective The Printing Girls, her conceptual artwork themes and the intricacies behind stone lithograph printing. Lyrene tells us how past experiences of grief and loss has influenced her work and development as artist, what she hopes to do next and how she continues to push the boundaries of printmaking in her personal practice. Lyrene Kühn-Botma is an artist and researcher working with and combining traditional printing media, drawing and digital drawing in her art practice. Her explorations on paper and digital media involve the investigation of death studies and video games to explore the new and alternative ways we grieve in contemporary, technologically driven societies. She is currently employed as a Junior Lecturer at the Fine Arts Department of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Links: - http://www.lyrenekuhn.co.za/ - https://www.instagram.com/lyrene_kuhnbotma/?hl=en 

    • 24 min
    David Krut Podcast: Roxy Kaczmarek - Botanical Sensibilities | 20 minute listen time

    David Krut Podcast: Roxy Kaczmarek - Botanical Sensibilities | 20 minute listen time

    In this episode, we talk to artist Roxy Kaczmarek about her new body of work and recent exhibition "Shifting Positions" at David Krut Projects. Kaczmarek’s paintings and prints examine the sensibilities and relationships between people and nature, considering the aesthetics and psychology that bring plants into urban living and working spaces. The work deals with an inquiry into the displacement of plants and their evolution in unknown environments. We chat to Roxy about her recent residency in Leipzig, Germany, and the inspiration behind specific works on show in her exhibition. For more information about the work please contact info-jhb@davidkrut.com

    • 20 min
    David Krut Podcast: Stephen Hobbs - Shallow Sleep | Listening time: 20 minutes

    David Krut Podcast: Stephen Hobbs - Shallow Sleep | Listening time: 20 minutes

    Listen to artist Stephen Hobbs tell the story of his long journey from South Africa to Ireland and back which led to the creation of his Shallow Sleep exhibition. In this episode, Hobbs takes Melissa Waters through his Shallow Sleep installation at his Maboneng studio. This episode was recorded at the installation site itself!

    • 20 min
    Vusi Beauchamp in conversation with David Krut

    Vusi Beauchamp in conversation with David Krut

    In this episode, David Krut interviews artist Vusi Beauchamp about his artistic process and experience printmaking at the David Krut Workshop in Maboneng, Johannesburg. The Cult of One is Vusi Beauchamp's solo exhibition which includes monotypes made in collaboration with Kim-Lee Loggenberg at the David Krut Workshop in 2021 and 2022, as well as mixed medium paintings with an array of mark making, pop art-inspired bright colours and text. Beauchamp is predominantly a painter, creating his works using various methods including spray painting and stencilling and materials such as crayons, charcoal, oil sticks and acrylic paints. Similarly, Beauchamp’s prints use a number of materials and techniques, often incorporating multiple layers to create a final print. The multidisciplinary approach for the series allowed for collaborative exchange, broadening the scope of realities in the multifarious dystopian Rainbow Nation narrative of the works.For more information on The Cult of One, visit the David Krut Portal: https://davidkrutportal.com/vusi-beauchamp-the-cult-of-one/

    • 12 min
    Vusi Beauchamp - The Cult of One

    Vusi Beauchamp - The Cult of One

    In this episode of the David Krut Podcast, artist Vusi Beauchamp speaks about his large-scale paintings on show in his solo exhibition The Cult of One - Part 1 in Johannesburg, August 2022. We find out more about Beauchamp's use of symbolism and iconography in his works The Tempest, The Great Feed, Trojan Horse and Saints & Sinners. In these paintings, he makes satirical commentary on politics and abuse of power. He also speaks to stereotypical representations of the Black race, the dual nature of South Africa and its politics; and the use of text and language in his artworks. The Cult of One - Part 2 will be opening in David Krut New York on 6 September 2022.To find out more visit the David Krut Portal at https://davidkrutportal.com/vusi-beauchamp-the-cult-of-one/To request more information or pricing on available artworks, contact info@davidkrut.com

    • 23 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Learnt so much!

Excellent and informative way to gain insight into the arts in Johannesburg, South Africa!

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This is great for anyone who wants an indepth look at art, artist and poetry!

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