Galerie Laurent StroukROBERT COMBAS: 'Femme Boubou Femme Bouba. Femme Fume la Rabajoie' (2019). Mixed media on paper, 60.5 x 47.5cm. ©Jean-Louis Bellurget ROBERT COMBAS: 'Femme Boubou Femme Bouba. Femme Fume la Rabajoie' (2019). Mixed media on paper, 60.5 x 47.5cm. ©Jean-Louis Bellurget
Laurent Strouk founded his gallery in 1986 and opened his first space in Beaubourg, showing American Pop Art and Street Art (Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Mel Ramos, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann), Narrative Figuration artists (Valerio Adami, Erró, Peter Klasen, Antonio Seguí, Gerard Schlosser), Free Figuration (Robert Combas) and proponents of the New Realism (Arman, César, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle). When he moved to Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 2002, the gallerist continued to champion French art and European Pop.
The gallery’s most recent exhibition was Le Théâtre de la Mer by Robert Combas, whose work Laurent Strouk is presenting at Draw Art Fair London. Robert Combas, born in Lyons in 1957, achieved international recognition at the beginning of the 1980s as the leader of the Figuration Libre movement. His work has been the subject of many retrospectives, both in France and abroad.