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Robert Combas

Les poissons de l'eau qui coule, 2018

Acrylique sur toila
35 2/5 × 51 1/5 in
90 × 130 cm
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Saint Tropez
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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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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

Les poissons de l'eau qui coule, 2018

Acrylique sur toila
35 2/5 × 51 1/5 in
90 × 130 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Saint Tropez
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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