EXHIBITION OPENING | THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 6 PM WALKABOUT | SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 11 AM   David Krut Projects is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition  Polygraph  by Lorenzo Nassimbeni.   The exhibition is a portrait of the artist, composed of varying qualities and languages of line work which are reflective of his response to various physical environments and contexts. The work in the exhibition is made up of 4 distinct chapters which are structured as a linear narrative - a journey from one form of urbanity or place to another as experienced by the artist. As the journey progresses, so the line quality, and its message, changes. The line is a barometer of the personal condition of the artist, in response to place.   Much like in the instance of a polygraph, the line changes depending on the pulse of the artist. This pulse is a reflection of Nassimbeni’s attitude to a place. The architecture of place is considered as well as felt, guiding the line intuitively. The works seek to uncover the idea of ‘the process of making’, and the discipline of printmaking. The layering of paper brings focus to the quality of line and process of the building of an image. These are principles inherent in the discipline of architecture and urbanism, as uncovered by the process of drawing and printmaking.  The collection of many images layered onto one another is about the creation of a language of line which tells the story of the artist’s emotive and cerebral response to varying types of urban environment, and in particular, the two which have been most present in his recent linear journey. In all, the artworks are a series of portraits of places made of lines which represent the artist's response to those places. As such, the portraits of the places work together in the presentation of a portrait of the artist.

EXHIBITION OPENING | THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER AT 6 PM
WALKABOUT | SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER AT 11 AM


David Krut Projects is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition Polygraph by Lorenzo Nassimbeni.

The exhibition is a portrait of the artist, composed of varying qualities and languages of line work which are reflective of his response to various physical environments and contexts. The work in the exhibition is made up of 4 distinct chapters which are structured as a linear narrative - a journey from one form of urbanity or place to another as experienced by the artist. As the journey progresses, so the line quality, and its message, changes. The line is a barometer of the personal condition of the artist, in response to place.

Much like in the instance of a polygraph, the line changes depending on the pulse of the artist. This pulse is a reflection of Nassimbeni’s attitude to a place. The architecture of place is considered as well as felt, guiding the line intuitively. The works seek to uncover the idea of ‘the process of making’, and the discipline of printmaking. The layering of paper brings focus to the quality of line and process of the building of an image. These are principles inherent in the discipline of architecture and urbanism, as uncovered by the process of drawing and printmaking.

The collection of many images layered onto one another is about the creation of a language of line which tells the story of the artist’s emotive and cerebral response to varying types of urban environment, and in particular, the two which have been most present in his recent linear journey. In all, the artworks are a series of portraits of places made of lines which represent the artist's response to those places. As such, the portraits of the places work together in the presentation of a portrait of the artist.

 I am pleased to announce the publication of the Loftus Park sculpture, 'Landmark', in  Elle Decoration South Africa  . Thank you to the editorial team at Elle Decoration South Africa. Special thanks to curators and collaborators Liesl Potgieter and Brendan Copestake of  Parts & Labour , and to Abland Property Developers, who commissioned the project. Thanks too go to  Wolkberg Casting Studios  for their efforts in the fabrication of the piece, and to Marlet Odendaal and Markus Jordaan for support in the design process (3D render and technical drawing work). Photograph : Markus Jordaan    https://elledecoration.co.za/landmark-sculptures-at-loftus…/

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Loftus Park sculpture, 'Landmark', in Elle Decoration South Africa . Thank you to the editorial team at Elle Decoration South Africa. Special thanks to curators and collaborators Liesl Potgieter and Brendan Copestake of Parts & Labour, and to Abland Property Developers, who commissioned the project. Thanks too go to Wolkberg Casting Studios for their efforts in the fabrication of the piece, and to Marlet Odendaal and Markus Jordaan for support in the design process (3D render and technical drawing work). Photograph :Markus Jordaan

https://elledecoration.co.za/landmark-sculptures-at-loftus…/

 Many thanks to  Some Other Label  for the wonderful opportunity to reflect upon my portfolio, career and trajectory from a rather inspiring perspective. Sometimes it takes the view of someone with a congruent perception of composition, aesthetics and sentiment to allow one to appreciate the journey of creativity. See the interview here:   https://www.someotherlabel.com/sol-the-t…/lorenzo-nassimbeni   Follow SomeOtherLabel also on  https://www.instagram.com/someotherlabel/ .  Photograph:  Julia Böhle

Many thanks to Some Other Label for the wonderful opportunity to reflect upon my portfolio, career and trajectory from a rather inspiring perspective. Sometimes it takes the view of someone with a congruent perception of composition, aesthetics and sentiment to allow one to appreciate the journey of creativity. See the interview here:

https://www.someotherlabel.com/sol-the-t…/lorenzo-nassimbeni

Follow SomeOtherLabel also on https://www.instagram.com/someotherlabel/.

Photograph: Julia Böhle

  Stanzas July 2018   I am pleased to announce that my illustration entitled, 'Fable' (depicting the Turbine Hall of Newown, Johannesburg) has been featured on the front cover of 'Stanzas' - a poetry anthology produced in South Africa.  Special thanks go to:  Publisher:  African Sun Press   Editors: Patricia Schonstein and Douglas Reid Skinner Designer:  Gaelen Pinnock

Stanzas July 2018

I am pleased to announce that my illustration entitled, 'Fable' (depicting the Turbine Hall of Newown, Johannesburg) has been featured on the front cover of 'Stanzas' - a poetry anthology produced in South Africa.
Special thanks go to:
Publisher: African Sun Press
Editors: Patricia Schonstein and Douglas Reid Skinner
Designer: Gaelen Pinnock

  Jozi Jolz July 2018   Thank you to  JOZI JOLS  and in particular  Carole Desbois  (publisher art director) and  Thanduxolo Thandz Buti  (editor and managing director) for including this article on 'Colourway', and artwork developed for a staircase at  #AliceLane . The building was designed by  Paragon Group . Many thanks to  Parts & Labour  (project management) and  Counterspace  (graphic presentation) for the collaboration. Photograph of staircase by Dharmaratna Saraswati. JoziJols front cover photograph by  Mpho Mokgadi

Jozi Jolz July 2018

Thank you to JOZI JOLS and in particular Carole Desbois (publisher art director) and Thanduxolo Thandz Buti (editor and managing director) for including this article on 'Colourway', and artwork developed for a staircase at #AliceLane. The building was designed by Paragon Group. Many thanks to Parts & Labour (project management) and Counterspace (graphic presentation) for the collaboration. Photograph of staircase by Dharmaratna Saraswati. JoziJols front cover photograph by Mpho Mokgadi

  New commission July 2018   Recently completed commission. Ink on paper. 35 cm x 49 cm.

New commission July 2018

Recently completed commission. Ink on paper. 35 cm x 49 cm.

  SS Mendi memorial artwork July 2018   My artwork for the SS Mendi Memorial, in collaboration with Mayat Hart Architects who designed the building, will be completed soon.

SS Mendi memorial artwork July 2018

My artwork for the SS Mendi Memorial, in collaboration with Mayat Hart Architects who designed the building, will be completed soon.

  Emporium ,  Keyes Art Mile June 2018   Group exhibition including my work, David Krut Workshop, Johannesburg.

Emporium, Keyes Art Mile June 2018

Group exhibition including my work, David Krut Workshop, Johannesburg.

  The Colourist Manifesto June 2018   The Colourist Manifesto, Group exhibition including m,y work, David Krut Projects, Cape Town.

The Colourist Manifesto June 2018

The Colourist Manifesto, Group exhibition including m,y work, David Krut Projects, Cape Town.

  Sam Fox Urban Design workshop June 2018   I gave a workshop of drawing for a studio of visiting students of urban design.

Sam Fox Urban Design workshop June 2018

I gave a workshop of drawing for a studio of visiting students of urban design.

  House and Garden July 2018   Recent feature in House and Garden SA of sculpture in Cape Town for a house by Antonio Zaninovic Architecture Studio.

House and Garden July 2018

Recent feature in House and Garden SA of sculpture in Cape Town for a house by Antonio Zaninovic Architecture Studio.

  DHK April 2018   I gave a talk about my work at DHK Architects.

DHK April 2018

I gave a talk about my work at DHK Architects.

  Loftus Park April 2018   I have created a new sculpture for a site in Pretoria. It is entitled 'Landmark', and is a site-specific artwork representing and highlighting selected prominent urban elements of historical significance in the context of Tshwane City and specifically the surrounds of Loftus Park.

Loftus Park April 2018

I have created a new sculpture for a site in Pretoria. It is entitled 'Landmark', and is a site-specific artwork representing and highlighting selected prominent urban elements of historical significance in the context of Tshwane City and specifically the surrounds of Loftus Park.

  56 Pim May 2018   I gave the opening address for the exhibition entitled 'Confluence', by architect and artist NIXAK, Nicolas Sack.

56 Pim May 2018

I gave the opening address for the exhibition entitled 'Confluence', by architect and artist NIXAK, Nicolas Sack.

  ARCH SA October 2017   Thank you to Professor Paul Kotze, editor of Architecture SA and to architect Yvonne Brecher (author) for the article about my work in Architecture SA.

ARCH SA October 2017

Thank you to Professor Paul Kotze, editor of Architecture SA and to architect Yvonne Brecher (author) for the article about my work in Architecture SA.

  AFRICA RISING July 2017   My work has been featured in a beautiful publication by DESIHN INDABA and GESTALTEN.

AFRICA RISING July 2017

My work has been featured in a beautiful publication by DESIHN INDABA and GESTALTEN.

  VISI June 2017   I designed a tiled headboard for VISI.

VISI June 2017

I designed a tiled headboard for VISI.

  FOLIO June 2017   FOLIO magazine, an initiative by Graduate School of Architecture at UJ, has featured my work.

FOLIO June 2017

FOLIO magazine, an initiative by Graduate School of Architecture at UJ, has featured my work.

  Sam Fox Urban Design workshop June 2017   I gave a workshop of drawing for a studio of visiting students of urban design.

Sam Fox Urban Design workshop June 2017

I gave a workshop of drawing for a studio of visiting students of urban design.

  Basha Uhuru talk June 2017   I'll be presenting a short lecture today at Constitution Hill as part of the BASHA UHURU project, for Youth Month. This evening at 18h45.

Basha Uhuru talk June 2017

I'll be presenting a short lecture today at Constitution Hill as part of the BASHA UHURU project, for Youth Month. This evening at 18h45.

  GSA talk May 2017   I will be giving a talk at the Graduate School Of Architecture, FADA, UJ, Johannesburg. 'Hung, Drawn and Quartered' is the name of the talk series.

GSA talk May 2017

I will be giving a talk at the Graduate School Of Architecture, FADA, UJ, Johannesburg. 'Hung, Drawn and Quartered' is the name of the talk series.