René Laubies was a Colonial French painter, translator, traveler and writer. He was born in Cholon in the Imperial French Colony of Cochin-china to a well-off family around 1917. His father was Réunionnaise French-Colonial while his mother was of solid Sinitic roots from the upland Phu-Ly Dynasty of Annamese Mandarins. He died in the pauper's ward of the Government Hospital in Mangalore India on 13 November 2006.
Laubies is associated with Tachisme and Art Informel, but particularly linked to Nuagisme or the "Cloudist" group of painters.
- L' exposition Le nuagisme même. Lyon (France). Musée des beaux-arts, 1973.
- Cloutier, Guy. N.d. Untitled document. http://guycloutier.org/Laubies.htm.
- On Rene Laubies. Clouds, 23.7.07.
- Problematization in Laubies Work. Clouds, 14.3.09.
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