Robert COMBAS

BIOGRAPHY

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 actors 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.

TECHNIQUE

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.

ARTWORKS
Robert COMBAS

Personnage gai anthropomorphique, 1985

Acrylic on Canvas

215 x 150 cm
84.6 x 59.1 in

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Arc de triomphe coupe de fruits détaleuse portée en triomphe par un pantalon, 1995

Mixed Media

44 x 49,5 x 22,5 cm
17.3 x 19.5 x 8.9 in

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La bande a Biniou le The-apre, 1983

Acrylic on Canvas

207 x 237 cm
81.5 x 93.3 in

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La belle Verte, Daniel le Violonnoeud et son Chien Aron, 1995

Acrylic on Canvas

154 x 240 cm
60.6 x 94.5 in

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Sans titre, 1989

Acrylic on Canvas

138 x 138 cm
54.3 x 54.3 in

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