BIO

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.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

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

© 2020 Philip Colbert