David Krut Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Diane Victor. The exhibition will feature etchings, along with smoke drawings on paper and glass.
Born in Witbank, South Africa in 1964, Victor works primarily with the medium of drawing. She is a remarkable draughtsman with an affinity for intaglio processes, particularly etching and drypoint. She has also recently begun to use smoke and ash to make drawings, which has gained her much critical and popular attention in the United States and South Africa. Beyond her technical proficiency, her work is conceptually robust. Her subject matter is informed by personal experience and observation, which she projects through the lens of art history, social history, mythology and politics. Always, there is a sharp satirical edge to her work.
David Krut Publishing has published two books on Diane Victor: TAXI-013: Diane Victor, which forms part of the TAXI Art Book series of monographs on South African artists, and Diane Victor: Burning the Candle at Both Ends, which looks in-depth at her use of smoke and ash as drawing material.