/ / / David Koloane and Alastair Whitton in studio

David Koloane and Alastair Whitton in studio

Alastair Whitton was also working in the studio last week, though his work could not be more different to David’s. Alastair is from Cape Town and he and I have been in regular contact since the latter part of last year. Alastair works in a very minimilist way, creating textures and patterns through line work and the re-working of images.

Description

koloane_monotype_1st_layer.jpgDavid Koloane was in the studio last week to begin a body of monotypes. In the next few weeks David will be back to continue building the layers of these works. He is working in bright, bold colours using the painterly style that he is known for. Focusing on street scenes in the urban landscape, he is telling stories of Johannesburg and re-creating life on the streets. David is a great presence in the studio – he has a calm and focused way of working which makes the appearance of intense, bright yellows and oranges in his work almost startling. He was the subject of a Taxi Art Book in 2002 so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back to the workshop to continue his collaboration with David Krut Arts Resource. See this page for information on Taxi-006 David Koloane.
koloane_state_proof.jpg koloane_monotype_work_in_progress.jpg koloane_printing_monotype_LR.jpg

whitton_plate_creation.jpg Alastair Whitton was also working in the studio last week, though his work could not be more different to David’s. Alastair is from Cape Town and he and I have been in regular contact since the latter part of last year. Alastair works in a very minimilist way, creating textures and patterns through line work and the re-working of images. He often adds a layer to his work using thread, punching holes, adding beadwork, or tearing the paper. In the few days he was here, we managed to create plates for three seperate editions. We settled on a fairly large square format using a mixture of hardground and dryppoint to create a kind of soft shimmering grid. Alastair has taken the proofs away with him for re-working. Each work that forms part of the editions may be different to the next. Alastair currently has a show at Michael Obert in Melrose Arch.

whitton_hardground_LR.jpg whitton_punching_holes_LR.jpg whitton_re_working_image.jpg whitton_proof_1_LR.jpg

Both of these artists will be featured in a group show at David Krut Arts Resource in June. Other artists in the show will include Mary Wafer, Jose Ferreira, and Sandile Zulu.