PHILIP COLBERT PHILIP COLBERT

PHILIP COLBERT

PHILIP COLBERT

Born in Scotland, Philip Colbert currently lives and works in London. Graduating from the University of St. Andrews, Colbert is inspired by early Pop painters such as Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist. The artist explores the patterns of digital culture and its relationship with the art historical dialogue. By crossing high art themes from old master paintings and contemporary art theory with everyday symbols of contemporary culture, his works are narrated through the eyes of the Lobster’s alter ego. Championed as a contemporary pop master by prominent art world figures such as Charles Saatchi and Simon de Pury, Colbert has collaborated with luxury brands such as Rolex, Montblanc, Christian Louboutin, and COMME des GARÇONS. As curator Svetlana Marich notes, “artistic endeavours are quickly copied, co-opted and commodified into superficial faux-cultural entitles which briefly trend before their likes fizzle out and the hive mind of the internet moves onto something new. Colbert’s work not only acknowledges this strange phenomenon, but circumvents it entirely. He inverts the trend, commodifying this fast-paced disregard for imagery and genre into frenetic pop-culture landscape rife with symbolism and satire.” His solo first solo exhibition in Hong Kong and Taipei was held at Whitestone Gallery in 2019 and 2020.

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

PHILIP COLBERT: LOBSTER LAND IN HONG KONG

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

EXHIBITIONS

2020
Lobster Land in Shanghai, Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Lobsteropolis, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Lobster Land in Taipei, Whitestone Gallery, Taipei
Lobster Land in Gstaad, Patrica Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Lobster Land in Sofia, Gallery Structura, Sofia, Bulgaria
2019
Lobster Land in Moscow, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
Made in Illusion, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
Lobster Land in Seoul, Gallery Simon, Seoul, South Korea
Lobster Land in Hong Kong, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Hunt Paintings, Saatchi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Hunt Paintings, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2018
New Paintings 2018, Gallery Nichido, Tokyo, Japan
Looking for U, Unit London, London, UK
WaveLength, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
2017
New Paintings, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2016
Fried Egg World, Art16, London, UK
Guess Who, Space Gallery, St.Barths.
Guess Who?, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2015
The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London, UK
Art Miami, Miami Basel, USA
POP Punk, The Design Exchange, Canada
Inspired, Van Gogh Museum, Holland
Het Noordbrabants Museum, Holland
2014
Sequin Pop, Gazelli Art House, London, UK

 

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