Born in Scotland and living and working in London. Colbert is often referred to as the “godson of Andy Warhol”. Colbert has created a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop history paintings. His work powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship to a deeper art historical dialogue.
“I became an artist when I became a Lobster” says Colbert.
Graduating with an MA in Philosophy from St.Andrews University, Colbert's work has received international acclaim in museums and galleries worldwide for his energetic new approach to painting and pop theory.
Following on from early Pop painters such as Richard Hamilton, Roy Litchenstien and James Rosenquist. Colbert's paintings cross high art themes from old master paintings and contemporary art theory with everyday symbols of mass contemporary culture, all narrated through the eyes of Colbert's cartoon Lobster alter ego.
He has been championed as a contemporary pop master by art world figures such as Charles Saatchi & Simon De Pury.
Colbert's seminal NEW PAINTINGS & HUNT PAINTINGS show's at Saatchi Gallery in 2017 & 2018 showed his transition into epic Large scale works on canvas, and has lead to a series of Museum shows worldwide.
2020 Lobster Land in Shanghai, Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2020 Lobsteropolis, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2020 Lobster Land in Taipei, Whitestone Gallery, Taipei
2020 Lobster Land in Gstaad, Patrica Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
2020 Lobster Land in Sofia, Gallery Structura, Sofia, Bulgaria
2019 Lobster Land in Moscow, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
2019 Made in Illusion, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
2019 Lobster Land in Seoul, Gallery Simon, Seoul, South Korea
2019 Lobster Land in Hong Kong, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2019 Hunt Paintings, Saatchi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2019 Hunt Paintings, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2018 New Paintings 2018, Gallery Nichido, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Looking for U, Unit London, London, UK
2018 WaveLength, Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, China
2017 New Paintings, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2016 Fried Egg World, Art16, London, UK
2016 Guess Who, Space Gallery, St.Barths.
2016 Guess Who?, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2015 The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London, UK
2015 Art Miami, Miami Basel, USA
2015 POP Punk, The Design Exchange, Canada
2015 Inspired, Van Gogh Museum, Holland
2015 Het Noordbrabants Museum, Holland
2014 Sequin Pop, Gazelli Art House, London, UK