This is the first major exhibition of British artist Philip Colbert (b. 1979) in Japan.
Colbert has created a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop aesthetic. His practice is not limited to painting and sculpture, but also includes digital works, fashion, music, furniture, and performance art. His work is defined by a playful pop style, and powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship to a deeper art historical dialogue. Colbert's "Lobster" alter ego serves as a guide to art history. With reference to pop symbols, Colbert recycles these icons as a costume for the lobster, demonstrating art’s ability to constantly reinvent the art canon. Through the veneer of pop, colour, and humour, Colbert pushes the limits of self-representation in a society of hyper consumption, uplifting this gruelling activity beyond the self. In his NFT works and his digital space Lobsteropolis in the Metaverse, Colbert explores the re-birth of a more digital orientated era for humanity, and the defining role art plays in such times– a fascination that persists throughout his practice. This is an opportunity to see a cutting-edge and colorful exhibition that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

輕井澤新藝術美術館

日本389-0102長野縣北佐久郡輕井澤町輕井澤1151-5

Tel: +81 (0)267 46 8691
Fax: +81 (0)267 46 8692
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (October – June), 10:00 – 18:00 (July – September)
Closed: 週一


菲利普·考爾伯特展開幕記念活動
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地點:輕井澤新藝術美術館
日期:12月3日15:00-
費用:免費 *包括入場費
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菲利普·考爾伯特
英國普普藝術家菲利普·考爾伯特(Philip Colbert)出生於蘇格蘭,生活及創作皆以倫敦為中心。考爾伯特畢業於聖安德魯斯大學哲學碩士學位,受到理查德·哈密爾頓(Richard Hamilton)、羅伊·利希滕斯坦(Roy Lichtenstein)及詹姆斯·羅森奎斯特(James Rosenquist)等早期普普藝術家的啟發,致力探索當代數位文化模式及其與深層藝術歷史的對話。他的畫作中融匯古典大師的繪畫及交錯著現今消費社會日常的象徵,以卡通龍蝦的另一個自我來敘述考爾伯特的觀點。富藝斯副主席及策展人斯科娜 · 瑪奇(Svetlana Marich)所言:「藝術創作在短時間內被複製、二次創作,然後在複雜的網絡世界上取得大量讚好,然後又被新的議題取代,成為短暫且膚淺的人造文化。考爾伯特的作品不僅認同這個獨特現象,更巧妙地繞過它。他利用這個現象,將這種忽視圖像和風格的行為轉化成具象徵主義和諷刺意味的狂熱流行文化。」考爾伯特並被查爾斯·薩奇(Charles Saatchi)和西蒙·德·普里(Simon De Pury)等重要藝術界人士稱為當代普普藝術大師。此外,國際知名品牌如勞力士(Rolex)、萬寶龍(Montblanc)、Christian Louboutin及COMME des GARÇONS等亦曾邀請考爾伯特聯名合作。2019~2020於白石畫廊香港和台灣舉辦的的巡迴展覽大受好評。

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