Born in 1957 in Lyon, Robert Combas is a French figurative artist.
He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier and gained international notoriety at the beginning of the 1980s as one of the most important artists of the Figuration Libre movement.
His work has been the subject of numerous retrospectives, both in France and abroad: ARCA in Marseille, Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul, Fondation Mudima in Milan.
He has lived and worked in Paris since 1981.
Combas’ work is influenced by comic strips and graffiti culture, his creations are unashamed and humorous, sometimes even violent and sensual. The mix of raw lines and bold colors refers to Art Brut and the CoBra movement, his practice is also reminiscent of Keith Haring’s pop graphic and figurative style.