b. 1979, United Kingdom

Philip Colbert Biography

Philip Colbert’s strong use of colour and abstraction of iconic imagery place his work within a dialogue with contemporary artists. Like his Pop Art predecessors, he employs aspects of mass culture and removes them from their context to create a provocative, satirical language of his own. Colbert conceives the 1950s American kitchen aesthetic as the foundation of ‘Pop’ and layers it with his own playful response to icons and symbols associated with fine art, such as meat imagery, prominent in the work of Soutine and Bacon. In doing so, he creates a dialogue with established ideas and works of the past. He ironically pastiches this imagery, playing on the notion that their repetition and overuse over the years have rendered them symbols of popular culture.

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Known for his outlandish designs adored by Lady Gaga and Cara Delevingne, Colbert promotes the concept of ‘wearable art’, a synthesis of fashion and art that is explored in his first gallery show at Gazelli Art House, London in September 2014.

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Venice Scene VII by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Philip Colbert Venice Scene VII, 2023 Oil on canvas
195 x 270 x 5 cm
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Lobster Flower by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork sculpture
Philip Colbert Lobster Flower, 2020 Acrylic and lacquer on Stainless steel
225 x 175 x 97 cm
The Page Gallery Request Price & Availability
Drifter - Lobster Skateboarder by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork sculpture
Philip Colbert Drifter - Lobster Skateboarder Resin
72 x 61 x 61 cm
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Gin Huang Gallery
Lobster Sculptor (Centaur) by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork sculpture
Philip Colbert Lobster Sculptor (Centaur), 2021 Marble
60 x 60 x 50 cm
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Whitestone Gallery
Head Study From The Lobster Land Museum (Blue) by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork painting
Philip Colbert Head Study From The Lobster Land Museum (Blue), 2019 Oil and acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
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Splat Game 01 by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork mixed media
Philip Colbert Splat Game 01, 2016 Beads and sequin on canvas
101 x 151 cm
Gazelli Art House Request Price & Availability
Cactus Infinity by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork mixed media
Philip Colbert Cactus Infinity, 2016 Sequins and beads on canvas
140 x 200 x 5 cm
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Philip Colbert
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Philip Colbert
represented by

Pearl Lam Galleries contemporary art gallery in Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Shanghai
Unit London contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom
Unit London London
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