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Leopold Rabus & Rabus Family at Cueto Project, New York

by Suzanne on October 30th, 2011


Neige et Renard by Leopold Rabus, oil on canvas, 230 x 300 cm, 2007 - click to enlarge

From this coming Saturday onwards, Swiss Family Rabus will be presenting works by Papa Alex, Mama Renate, sons Till & Leopold in a family show entitled The Rabus Go West at Cueto Project in New York.

Artist families showing together is an extremely sweet thing and way too rare in this age, so even though I have no clear idea of what's going to be on show, rest assured that it will be a highly personal and emotional show that you shouldn't miss.

And look, aren't they just the cutest?!


Le Point d'Eau by Leopold Rabus, oil on canvas, 240 x 300 cm, 2008 - click to enlarge

My favourite of the bunch is obviously young Leopold Rabus from Neuchâtel - whom I featured here a couple of times in the past and whose artistic proficiency continues to amaze me with his Tauwetter aesthetic, his collapsed perspectives, his honest and so very non-Swiss look at filth, anatomy and degeneration, his Balzacian description of landscapes that look like eternal battlefields - forever picturesquely traumatised.

Details to The Rabus Go West below.


Veau en train de brouter (detail) by Leopold Rabus, oil on canvas, 240 x 300 cm, 2008 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov 5, 2011, 6 - 8 PM

On show: Nov 5 - 26, 2011

Address: Cueto Project, 551, West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, tel : + 1 212 229 2221, email: info@cuetoproject.com | Map

Hours: Tue - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM

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Leopold Rabus for "Best of" at Galerie Adler, Frankfurt

by Suzanne on April 27th, 2011


Les Corbeaux by Leopold Rabus, oil on canvas, 2006 - click to enlarge

One of the most underrated young Swiss artists, Leopold Rabus, has been invited by Frankfurt's Galerie ADLER to present his oeuvre alongside many other great artists such as Artists Anonymous, Gregor Gaida (previously featured here) and Peter Feiler at their Best Of show opening May 4, 2011.

I find it deeply inspiring to have places like ADLER showing fantastically dark and dystopian works of underrepresented artists in a - at least in art terms - relatively small city like Frankfurt. It's so important places exist that give "young artists" who really ARE under or around 30, a platform to exhibit their works.

So if you're ever in Frankfurt, go check out ADLER - their artist roster is fantastic, unique and very daring indeed.


Personnes derrière une serre by Leopold Rabus, diptych, oil on canvas, 2009 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: May 4, 2011, 7 PM

On show: May 5 - 21, 2011

Address: ADLER, Hanauer Landstraße 134, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, tel: +49 (0)69-43053962, email: mail@galerieadler.com | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 12 - 6 PM, Sat: 11 AM - 3 PM, and by appointment

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on September 9th, 2009

Personnes derrière une serre / Personen hinter einem Gewächshaus by Léopold Rabus, diptych, 270 x 440 cm, oil on canvas, 2009 (via TWTG)