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Robert Combas

Le Combo de Combas, Unknown

Mixed Media
38 4/5 × 20 7/10 × 2 4/5 in
98.5 × 52.5 × 7 cm
Edition of 25 + 5 EA
This is part of a limited edition set.
€2,500 - 5,000
location
Montevideo, Munich
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About the work
Kunzt Gallery
Montevideo, Munich
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Serigraph on plexi, mounted on Lumineux (light giving LED). Each work of this edition has been hand …

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Serigraph on plexi, mounted on Lumineux (light giving LED). Each work of this edition has been hand enchanted by the artist, and therefore unique.

Robert Combas
French, b. 1957
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Painter Robert Combas was a pioneer of the figuration libre movement in France (more or less the equivalent of Neo-Expressionism in the United States). Inspired by the punk movement, graffiti art, and comics, it was a reaction against the heavily conceptual, academic, and studio driven practices of the 1970s. Extolling spontaneity and unfettered expression as virtues, Combas fills his paintings with recognizable cartoon characters, rock-n-roll imagery, cyborgs, body parts come to life, calligraphy, and sexuality, among many other elements. The paintings came from the artist’s direct visual engagement with the world, rather than an internal process of epistemic revelation. Combas hoped viewers would access his paintings without recourse to arcane theoretical knowledge or a thorough grounding in art history.

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Kunzt Gallery
Montevideo, Munich
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Serigraph on plexi, mounted on Lumineux (light giving LED). Each work of this edition has been hand …

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Serigraph on plexi, mounted on Lumineux (light giving LED). Each work of this edition has been hand enchanted by the artist, and therefore unique.

Robert Combas
French, b. 1957
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Painter Robert Combas was a pioneer of the figuration libre movement in France (more or less the equivalent of Neo-Expressionism in the United States). Inspired by the punk movement, graffiti art, and comics, it was a reaction against the heavily conceptual, academic, and studio driven practices of the 1970s. Extolling spontaneity and unfettered expression as virtues, Combas fills his paintings with recognizable cartoon characters, rock-n-roll imagery, cyborgs, body parts come to life, calligraphy, and sexuality, among many other elements. The paintings came from the artist’s direct visual engagement with the world, rather than an internal process of epistemic revelation. Combas hoped viewers would access his paintings without recourse to arcane theoretical knowledge or a thorough grounding in art history.

Robert Combas

Le Combo de Combas, Unknown

Mixed Media
38 4/5 × 20 7/10 × 2 4/5 in
98.5 × 52.5 × 7 cm
Edition of 25 + 5 EA
This is part of a limited edition set.
€2,500 - 5,000
location
Montevideo, Munich
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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