The artist set himself a really difficult task – to paint like his seven-year-old daughter. It is not as simple as it seems. But he copes with it. Stefan Dubus is a poet of failures. However, he is not a pessimist at all. Everything that pushes other people into depression, panic and irritation, the artist gets an ironic color. He kind of tells us: “Well, what is it? No matter what troubles you are in, there is no reason to be upset!” His drawings are a whole gallery of losers and sufferers. One literally burns his stomach, the other has too short arms, the third fell apart, the fourth is a victim of undivided love, and the fifth has a balloon. Everybody complains and everyone is happy, living a full life. Dubus plunges the audience into a world of absurdity and carnival, light madness and phantasmagoria. Without humor in the artist’s world, nothing happens at all. There are no rules and laws, except one: you should laugh, or giggle quietly, or at least barely smile.
From Nowhere To Nothing (выставочный зал WESERHALLE, Берлин, 2018)
Highlights (Музей Парка Горького, Москва, 2018)
Mixed Melted (ярмарка «SEOUL ILLUSTRATION FAIR», Сеул, 2018)