Ansel Krut

Ansel Krut (born 1959 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a painter who lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Ansel Krut graduated with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1986, after which he was awarded the Abbey Major scholarship to the British School in Rome. He attended the Cité internationale des arts in Paris (1982-1983), and completed his BA in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1979-1982).

Krut’s technique is to construct the surfaces of his canvases with layers of colourful paint. There is a strong relationship to the structure of drawing and use of flattened pictorial space. Each canvas carries a particular and spirited character: fans, vortexes, geometric angles, dynamic and judiciously suggestive organic shapes recur throughout his compositions, revealing an abstracted, abject portraiture.

His 2010 solo exhibition at Modern Art, London was reviewed by Frieze magazine and Art in America.[1][2]

In 2014, fifteen of his paintings were exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings.[3][4]

In 2016, his works were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London.


  1. ^ Jonathan Griffin (April 2010) "Ansel Krut" Archived January 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Frieze. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  2. ^ Colin Perry (20 January 2010) "Ansel Krut", Art in America. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Exhibition by Ansel Krut at Jerwood". Hastings & St Leonard's Observer. 2 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Wyatt, Daisy (14 April 2014). "Ansel Krut at Jerwood: Interview with artist and first look at new paintings". The Independent. Retrieved 2 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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