Ansel Krut employs deceptively bold lines and color blocking to totemize the symbols of contemporary global culture. His fierce images offer a view of our contemporary fixations with the self, consumption, violence, death, and ever-volatile social movements. His keen awareness of the power of symbols is born of his background.
Born 1959, Cape Town, South Africa.
BA, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
MA, Royal College of Art, London.
1986 –1987 Abbey Major Scholarship in Painting, British School at Rome.
1982 –1983 CitéInternationale des Arts, Paris.
2006 –2014: Lecturer in Painting Royal College of Art, London
2005 –2007: Drawing Fellow Wimbledon College of Art, London
2004 –2012: Artist–lecturer at The National Gallery, London
2022 Rogues' Gallery - Avatars and Alter Egos, Rook Contemporary
2021 The SuperRare Sessions, Rook Contemporary
2020 New Collector's Picks, David Krut Projects
2019 Christie's 100 for 100 Years, Ben Uri, Past, Present and Future, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
2018 Autumn Salon, David Krut Projects
2016 Painters' Painters, Saatchi Gallery
2014 SALON, David Krut Projects
Feels like heaven, Sommer Contemporary Art
2019 Back to Back Balloons, Marlborough, New York, NY.
2016 Cut Flowers, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA.
2014 Verbatim, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK.
2014 Ansel Krut, Modern Art, Fitzrovia, London.
2013 Ansel Krut, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, USA.
2011 Ansel Krut, Kade, Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
2011 Ansel Krut (solo presentation) The Armory Show, New York, USA.
2010 Ansel Krut, Modern Art, London.
2008 Ansel Krut, Next Chicago, USA (solo presentation) domobaal.
The Wellcome Trust Collection, London; Pinault Collection, Paris; The Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven; The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley; The Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; The Jewish Museum, New York.