David Krut Projects is honoured to present Uncovering Ancient Memory – 15 Years of Etchings by Deborah Bell. This unique showcase features selected prints from 15 years of collaborative work between Bell and the David Krut Workshop (DKW) in Johannesburg. The showcase represents the start of Bell’s collaboration with David Krut Workshop with the Ulysses series, Bell’s first editions printed at the studio when it became operational in 2002. Exhibited alongside the Ulysses series are various Working and State Proofs from the editions created over the timespan of Deborah Bells collaborations DKW. The showcase also includes Part one of Bell’s most recent collaboration with Master Printer Phil Sanders at DKW in 2017.
Bell’s body of work has consistently delved into the realm of self-discovery and her subconscious memory; also using ancient Western and Africans myths and iconography to discovering the Self. All the time realising these discoveries through the exploration of various intaglio techniques and pushing the boundaries of printmaking.