Presentation of the prints by Jai and Zakii in KL on July 28th

On July 28th, from 6 pm, a reception will be held at Cult Gallery in Kuala lumpur to present the two prints the artists created as well as a set of 12 to 16 unique artworks based on those prints.

Cult Gallery: Cult Gallery 10A, Persiaran Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Following the event, the remaining prints and artworks, will be on view and available by appointment from Cult Gallery and Fumanart.

E-catalogue available for download : stonedinpariscatalog-1

 

Some of Zakii’s enhanced prints before framing – these are unique works – On the photograph are Mephisto 1 to Mephisto 5

Taking pictures of the works before framing - this is Jai's Jembalang Busut Jantan - Lakaran

Taking pictures of the works before framing – this is Jai’s Jembalang Busut Jantan – Lakaran

 

Stéphane Blanquet, solo show @ Abbaye d’Auberive (France)

Blanquet @ Abbaye d'Auberive

“Par les masques écornés”, the new solo show of Blanquet at the Abbaye d’Auberive

Blanquet has been invited by French collector Jean-Claude Volot to present a solo exhibition at his art space, the Abbaye d’Auberive. This exibition entitled “Par les Masques Ecornés” or “Through the cracked Masks” is on display until September 30th. Blanquet presents new artworks among which a tapestry created with Tanaami Keiichi, 10 terra cota sculptures, lenticular prints, a photography installation…

This exhibition is documented in a 240-page hard cover catalogue which will be available soon through les presse du réèl, the Abbaye d’Auberive and the Stéphane Blanquet website.

The Abbaye is open on Tuesdays from 14h à 18h30 and from wednesdays to sundays at 10h to 12h30 and 14h to 18h30

more info: http://abbaye-auberive.com/art-contemporain/expositions/

At the first floor of the art center, are exhibited new acquisitions and important works by Willy BIHOREAU, Hervé BOHNERT, DADO, Hervé DI ROSA, FUMERO, Sabrina GRUSS, Hong INSOOK, JONONE, Hélène LAGNIEU, Macuria MONTOLANEZ, NADAU, Stéphane PENCREAC’H, Raphaëlle RICOL, Ronan-Jim SEVELLEC, Olivier VINOT, Davor VRANKIC….

 

Stéphane Blanquet @ Artcurial Paris with MEL Publisher

Parabole Arithmétique at Artcurial

Parabole Arithmétique – the biggest lithographic print by Blanquet

The “Parabole Arithmétique” print is exhibited as part of a group show at Artcurial Paris. From June 6th to June 10th

It is part of a group show organized by MEL Publisher for the launch of their website www.melpublisher.com which presents the prints they have been producing with such artists as Christophe Blain, Damien Deroubaix, Hervé Di Rosa, Emmanuel Guibert, Lorenzo Mattotti, Françoise Pétrovitch, James Rielly, Alain Séchas, Agnès Thurnauer, Barthélémy Toguo, Vincent Parronaud dit Winshluss and of course Stéphane Blanquet

 

Featuring Azizan Paiman’s “The CEO and his partners”

Who are the CEO’s of the GLCs? Who are their partners? … As usual, Azizan Paiman’s artwork put us to our critical thinking. His artwork, though it may seem at times talking about the Malaysian scenario, but it is actually generic, it happens in everywhere in the world. Perhaps this artwork is to serve as a reminder that there should not be any nepotism or cronyism in the organization. …what is your interpretation?

Mephisto – lithographic print by Zakii

Zakii’s print is titled “Mephisto”, its size is 75,5 x 58,5 cm (27.2 x 23 in) for the sheet of paper and 54,5 x 43,5 cm (21.5 x 17.1 in) for the stone/drawing.

It has been printed in 90 numbered and signed copies, 9 Artist Proofs, 1 copy for the collection of the French National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) and 1 for Idem’s archives. 22 additional prints were made and will be enhanced with watercolors and mixed-media by the artist thus becoming unique artworks.

It is printed on awhite 300 gr Velin d’Arches. Zakii’s prints have 4 variations. All the prints are printed in black with one passage. There are 4 different types of backgrounds: natural color of the paper (12 copies), light pink (32 copies), light cream (38 copies) and double cream (8 copies).

Jembalang Busut Jantan (The Demon of the Ant Nest) – lithographic print by Jai

Jai’s lithographic print on stone is called “Jembalang Busut Jantan” (The Demon of the Ant Nest), its size is 78 x 103,5 cm (30.7 x 40.7 in) for the sheet of paper and 65 x 92 cm (25.6 x 36.2 in) for the stone/drawing.

It has been printed in 88 numbered and signed copies, 6 Artist Proofs, 1 copy for the collection of the French National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) and 1 for Idem’s archives. 15 additional prints were made and some will be enhanced with watercolors and mixed-media by the artist thus becoming unique artworks.

Jai chose a light brown/orange color for the printing which is a reference to the antique color of clay pots found in the Inca culture. He had half of the prints printed on 300 gr Arches paper and the other half on 300 gr BKF Rives.

The printing process was divided in two types, one type has only one passage, the stone was printed once on the paper and a second type where some parts where hidden and the stone was printed a second time on the first passage to give the image a different depth.

New prints by Jalaini Abu Hassan & Ahmad Zakii Anwar produced by Fumanart

On February 27th, 2018, the Centre Pompidou Paris hosted the opening of its Latiff Mohidin exhibition. Jai came to Paris for that event with long time friend and collector Pakhruddin Sulaiman.

At Hylergon Collection – Fumanart, we straight away pictured Jai doing a print at the Idem workshop with which we work regularly. It was a remarkable opportunity to have a greatly skilled Malaysian artist work with one of the world most reputable printmakers. Soon contacts were made and the project planned.

In Paris, we were lucky to meet up with Zakii and  invited him to join the project which he accepted with pleasure when he visited the workshop.

Ahmad Zakii Anwar working on his stone - Paris, Feb 2018 - photo by Zakii

Ahmad Zakii Anwar working on his stone – Paris, Feb 2018 – photo by Zakii

Jalaini Abu Hassan working on his stone - Paris Feb 2018 - Photo by BYNDR

Jalaini Abu Hassan working on his stone – Paris Feb 2018 – Photo by BYNDR

About the Idem workshop:

The Idem workshop in Paris (France) is a magical place, an Hogwarts for artists. One day, David Lynch is there, the other it is Pierce Brosnan, another day, even Karl Lagerfeld shows up: a lot of artists working side by side on stones and plates. In the background, it smells of inks and chemicals, you hear and see heavy machines (6 to 20 tons) turning and artworks being created.

The workshop was established in the 19th century and has not changed much since the beginning of the 20th century. The printing machines are rare 100-year-old lithographic prints by Marinori and Voirin, renowned manufacturers of printing machines of that era.

Previously known as Mourlot, this workshop has worked with most 20th century artists: Picasso, Miró, Calder and hundreds of others.

It has pioneered the actual renewed interest in art prints and works with world-class artists. JR, Paul McCarthy, Izumi Kato, David Lynch, William Kentridge, Stéphane Blanquet work there on a regular basis. Os Gemeos, Kenny Scharf, Pierce Brosnan, Daido Moriyama… work there occasionally. Even Karl Lagerfeld has prints made there for the French luxury brand Chanel.

Idem counts with a team of highly-experienced professionals, the knowledge of a wide range of techniques and top quality stones and equipments. It is the Hermès of art printing.

New lithographic print by Blanquet

Blanquet is finalizing the 4th (out of 6) lithograph print for the portfolio he is doing with MEL Publisher. Will be printed shortly at the IDEM Paris workshop.

Stéphane Blanquet - lithographic print - 2017

Stéphane Blanquet – lithographic print – 2017

more on this soon

Blanquet in the Süddeutsche Zeitung

Article on the exhibitions at the Fürstenfeldbruck Kunsthaus: the Stéphane Blanquet solo exhibition and the Graphzines exhibition organized by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte.

 Aline Pronnet von der Bibliothek des Kunstgeschichtsinstituts und Antoine Frémon bringen ein extra für die Ausstellung gefertigtes Pferd an seinen Platz. (Foto: Carmen Voxbrunner)

Aline Pronnet von der Bibliothek des Kunstgeschichtsinstituts und Antoine Frémon bringen ein extra für die Ausstellung gefertigtes Pferd an seinen Platz. (Foto: Carmen Voxbrunner)

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