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 Combas, Robert (1957 - )
France

Deux Langues, 1980

Acrylic on canvas;
162 x 130 cm
Figuration Libre

UID 102-138



Biography

French painter, draughtsman and writer, born in Lyon, France. Studied in Montpellier and since 1980 lives in Paris. He is considered an exponent of the "Figuration Libre" movement, that appeared in France in the early 1980s, and he was influenced by the powerful wave of German and Italian figuration of the early 1980s, which included such artists as Baselitz, Immendorf, Chia and Penck. Many of Combas's figures are grotesque characters, imaginary or fictitious; others appear as village idiots or fools. Although he took a cue from such sources as Pop art, comic-strip art, television, advertising material, American graffiti art, from 1985 he focused on works that turn towards more traditional themes and classical genre paintings.



Exhibitions

Exposição de Artes Plásticas da União Europeia
Museu da Água da EPAL - Estação Elevatória dos Barbadinhos, Portugal
15-06-2000 ~ 08-07-2000

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993


Bibliography

Christie's, Contemporary Art, 1993
Published by Christie's

Exposição de Artes Plásticas da União Europeia, 2000
Published by Museu da Água da EPAL – Estação Elevatória a Vapor dos Barbadinhos







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