Transit 2X2


Transit is a group exhibition that is annually organised by MARS to raise funds for its operational expenses.

Using specific dimension as the anchor theme to determine the size of the artwork, Transit exhibition kick-started seven years back intending to challenge the artistic creativity of selected artists to produce works beyond their typical practice.

Beginning with Transit A4 (2012), Transit AO (2013), Transit A2 (2016), Transit A1 (2017) and Transit 3x3 (2017).

Transit 2x2 this time around involves approximately 46 Malaysian artists of a different generation— from senior artists to the young and new.

2nd Edition by Chetak Studio



Chetak 12 presents its second annual exhibition entitled 2nd Edition from August 27 to September 8, 2019 at HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur.

Original artworks in Intaglio print medium signed “edition 2” will be highlighted in this show to celebrate Chetak 12’s subsequent collaboration with senior Malaysian artists and international emerging artists.

Established in 2018, Chetak 12 is formed by contemporary artists Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Samsudin Wahab and Faizal Suhif as a printmaking studio that allows fellow artists to produce works in this medium.

Three senior artists: Long Thien Shih, Juhari Said and Rahman Mohamed were invited to create original prints in the studio. In July 2019, Chetak 12 welcomed three Southeast Asian emerging artists: Anton Villaruel (The Philippines), Immartyas (Indonesia) and Yas Doctor (The Philippines) to participate in its inaugural one-month-long residency programme.

The results of their artistic production featured in 2nd Edition offer fresh perspective into printmaking. The senior artists worked on perfecting their technique: Long Thien Shih produced an etching and aquatint work titled Pisang series; and Juhari Said created etchings entitled Kerbau Jantan and Kerbau Betina, a technique he has just retreated to after nearly four decades since he last worked on the medium.

Bayu Utomo Radjikin’s series of Raut Wajah etchings are created from used plates resulting in overlapping effects in each portrait. Samsudin Wahab’s series of “love ballads” in etching and aquatint technique is a reflection of his current personal life – illustrating hybrid characters based on distant memory. Faizal Suhif experiments with Chine-collĂ© technique to produce nature-inspired works.

Through the residency programme, Anton Villaruel, Immartyas and Yas Doctor hone their skills in printmaking and at the same time, share new knowledge with Chetak 12. A collaborative work was created to commemorate the occasion. Though the artworks produced consist of individual elements, the participating artists experienced a sense of communal and togetherness in the process.

In addition to cultivating the art of printmaking through artist-exchange programmes, Chetak 12 also aims to popularise this early artistic technique by encouraging more artists to explore this medium with hopes of gaining new interest among the local audience.

Artwork

Long Thien Shih b. 1946
Pisang Series
Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 150gsm
32.5x24.5 cm
2019
Edition of 18
RM 1,200


Juhari Said b. 1961
Kerbau Betina
Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
19.5 x 24.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 900

Kerbau Jantan
Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
19.5 x 19.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 900

Potrait
Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
20.5 x 26.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 1,000
  
Tribal
Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
19.5 x 19.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 900

Jembalang
Etching & Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
19.5 x 19.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 900


A.Rahman Mohamed b. 1955

Bukan Kuku Besi
Etching, Drypoint & Aquatint on Saunders
500gsm paper.
25 x 38 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 1,800


Kaki Bangku
Litografi on Saunders 500gsm paper.
20 x 20 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 2,500


Khat Ta Mim Kayu
Etching, Drypoint & Aquatint on Saunders
500gsm paper.
25 x 38 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 2,700


Bayu Utomo Radjikin b. 1969
Seraut Wajah - Himbauan
Etching & Aquatint on paper
20 x 30 cm
2019
Edition of 9
RM 3,500

Seraut Wajah - Kelam
Etching & Aquatint on paper
28 x 23 cm
2019
Edition of 9
RM 3,500

Seraut Wajah - Harapan
Etching & Aquatint on paper
28 x 23 cm
2019
Edition of 9
RM 3,500

Seraut Wajah - Kenangan
Etching & Aquatint on paper
28 x 32 cm
2019
Edition of 9
RM 3,500


Samsudin Wahab b. 1984
Dakapan Kenangan
Etching & Aquatint on paper
40.5 x 30 cm
2019
Edition of 12
RM 2,800

Di Kala Malam
Etching & Aquatint on paper
20.5 x 26.5 cm
2019
Edition of 12
RM 1,300

Asmara Perdana
Etching & Aquatint on paper
12.5 × 20 cm
2019
Edition of 11
RM 980

Rindu
Etching & Aquatint on paper
12.5 x 20 cm
2019
edition 12
RM 980


Faizal Suhif b. 1984
Seribu tahun lagi...
Etching, Aquatint on Hahnemuhle
300gsm paper
29 x 29 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 1,200

Penunggu...
Etching,Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
paper
24.5 x 29.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 1,200

Menuju terang..
Etching, Aquatint on Hahnemuhle 300gsm
paper
17.5 x 27.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 850

Sepi...
Cementcut on Arches 250gsm paper
62 x 19.5 cm
2019
Edition of 20
RM 950


Anton Villaruel b. 1983
PXX Go
Collagraph on Paper
33 x 24 cm/each
2019
Monoprint
RM 600 each

PXX Stop
Collagraph on Paper
33 x 24 cm/each
2019
Monoprint
RM 600 each

PXX Slow Down
Collagraph on Paper
33 x 24 cm/each
2019
Monoprint
RM 600 each

Run, Fly, Run, Fly
2 plate Collagraph on paper
100 x 29 cm
2019
RM 1,200

One Big Heave
Collagraph on paper
23 x 21.5 cm
2019
RM 160

Hot Wreek
Collagraph on paper
24 x 13.5 cm
2019
RM 160

Some Piece of Mind Ples
2 plate Collagraph on paper
50 x 45 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,200

Dead End Ex
Collagraph on paper
65 x 42 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,800

Bukit of Heart, NOT!
Collagraph on paper 52
x 68 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 2,000


Yasmin Doctor b. 1984
Connect / Disconnect I
Drypoint on Fabriano Rosaspina
290gsm paper
142 x 50 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,600

Connect / Disconnect II
Drypoint on Fabriano Rosaspina
290gsm paper
125 x 72 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,300

Connect / Disconnect III
Drypoint, Mottage, Paper cut-out on
Fabriano Rosaspina 290gsm paper
36 x 44 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,600


Faizal Suhif, Anton, Yas, Immar
(collaboration work)
Untitled
Cementcut, Collagraph, Chine-colle' on
Arches 250gsm paper
19 × 39cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,500

Untitled
Cementcut, Collagraph,Chine-colle',
Drypoint on paper
26 x 36 cm
2019
Monotype
RM 1,500


Opening ceremony