Robert Combas – Au début, c’était La Venus de Venise, maintenant c’est ISIS sûr et certain
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Au début, c’était La Venus de Venise, maintenant c’est ISIS sûr et certain, Painted epoxy

Artist: Robert Combas

Year: 2008

Dimensions

165 x 80 x 35 cm

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Category
Sculptures

Robert Combas

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.