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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.

Philip Colbert Featured Artworks

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Lobster Sculptor (Centaur) by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork sculpture
Philip ColbertLobster Sculptor (Centaur), 2021Marble
60 x 60 x 50 cm
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Whitestone Gallery
Selfie Lobster (Black Suit) by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork sculpture
Philip ColbertSelfie Lobster (Black Suit), 2021Painted Bronze
120 x 76 x 40 cm
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Lobster Cactus (Teal) by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork painting
Philip ColbertLobster Cactus (Teal), 2020Oil and acrylic on shaped canvas
177 x 150 x 5 cm
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Head Study From The Lobster Land Museum (Blue) by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork painting
Philip ColbertHead Study From The Lobster Land Museum (Blue), 2019Oil and acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm
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HUNT by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork sculpture
Philip ColbertHUNT, 2020Sculpture
Gin Huang Gallery Contact Gallery
Splat Game 01 by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork mixed media
Philip ColbertSplat Game 01, 2016Beads and sequin on canvas
101 x 151 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Cactus Infinity by Philip Colbert contemporary artwork mixed media
Philip ColbertCactus Infinity, 2016Sequins and beads on canvas
140 x 200 x 5 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery

Philip Colbert Recent Exhibitions

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Philip Colbert Represented By

Unit London contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Unit London London

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