Philip Colbert’s work combines existing master artworks from numerous periods with the various icons from the today’s social media.
One can see a method of appropriation there by the imageries of the brands such as Adidas and Coca Cola.
His painting itself is flat; however, because of its mixture of various elements, it consists of a pop-up image to create three dimensional space.
Colbert is described by Andre Leon Talley (a former chief editor of American Vogue) as “The godson of Andy Warhol”.
On the other hand Colbert calls himself as a self-righteous neo-pop surrealist by becoming the Lobster alter ego.
Furthermore he dotes on fried eggs and frequently makes them appear in his paintings.
Since 2017 Colbert started his activity seriously as a painter and achieved his first solo show at Saatch Gallery, London. He opened up a gigantic garage in the suburbs of London to absorb 12 employees working there.
Within a couple of years, starting from his full-scale productions he intensively executed major exhibitions in Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei.
Colbert used to live in fashion and furniture design.
From such experience he has done various numbers of collaborations; with Kanye West, Snoopy, Disney, Rolex, Comme des Garçon, BMW, Bentley, Christian Louboutin, and many others.
His creativity has been always in inimitable forms, and the celebrities like Karl Lagerfeld and Lady Gaga highly appreciate the Colbert’s style.
1979 Born in Scotland 2004 Founded a fashion label “ Rodnik Band” in London
2017 Solo Exhibition, “New Paintings” at Saatchi Gallery in London, UK 2018 Group Show, “Wavelength” at Power Long Museum in Shanghai, China 2018 First Solo Exhibition”New Paintings" in Japan at Galerie Nichido in Tokyo, Japan 2018 Solo Exhibition, “Hunt Paintings” at Saatchi Gallery in London, UK 2019 Solo Exhibition, “Hunt Paintings” at Saatchi Gallery in Los Angeles, USA 2019 Group Show at Art Fair Tokyo 2019 from Sho + 1 booth in Tokyo, Japan 2019 Solo Exhibition, “Lobster Land” at Whitestone Gallery in Hong Kong 2019 Solo Exhibition, “Lobster Land” at Gallery Simon in Seoul, Korea 2019 Solo Exhibition, “Lobster Land” at Multimedia Fine Art Museum in Moscow, Russia 2020 Solo Exhibition,"Lobster Land" at Gallery Structura in Sofia, Bulgaria 2020 Solo Exhibition,"Lobster Land" at Patricia Low Contemporary in GSTAAD, Switzerland 2020 Solo Exhibition,"Lobster Land" at Whitestone Gallery in Taipei 2020 Solo Exhibition, “Lobsterpolis” at Saatchi Gallery in London, UK 2020 Group Show at Art TNZ, from Booth Sho + 1 in Tokyo, Japan 2021 Solo Exhibition "Lobster Land" at Sejong Museum in Seoul, Korea 2021 Group Show at Art Fair Tokyo 2019 from Sho + 1 booth in Tokyo, Japan 2021 Solo Exhibition "Collaboration Paintings +" at Sho + 1 in Tokyo, Japan