It was hard to find a decent biography about the artist, born in 1977, Léopold Rabus. And yet this man really stands on the verge of his breakthrough. We’re proud to bring him to you, here on DYRM.
The human figures depicted by the Swiss artist Léopold Rabus are ill-fated, gruesome, awkward or crazy, but always humorous. Against the backdrop of an realistically rendered woodland scene and toadstools, a deserted shed or wooden house in the forest, he paints people from his immediate surroundings: Neuchâtel. His work, which is permeated with (black) humour, is akin to that of artists such as the German Jonathan Meese and the American Paul McCarthy.