September 30, 2023


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Philip Colbert Joins Pearl Lam Galleries

Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to announce the illustration of British artist Philip Colbert. A range of paintings by Colbert will be introduced by the gallery during Art Basel Hong Kong. Pearl Lam Galleries Shanghai will also host a huge solo exhibition of new performs by the artist afterwards this year.

Philip Colbert’s follow establishes a dialogue between up to date mass lifestyle and an artwork historic canon via the lens of his legendary lobster persona. His hyper-pop aesthetic intertwines daily and digital symbolism with painterly compositions and present-day art theory. Colbertworks throughout disciplines, including painting, sculpture, household furniture, style and design, and digital art, with the lobster iconography acting as a central protagonist.

Philip Colbert

I grew to become an artist when I turned a Lobster

Philip Colbert

Colbert follows the works of the early, formative pop-artwork artists, which include Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, and James Rosenquist, and the techniques of the Aged Masters this kind of as Peter Paul Rubens. He has been described as the “godson of Andy Warhol” with his operates garnering world recognition.

Colbert’s operates have been exhibited about the earth and by establishments including the Situations Artwork Museum (China 2021), the Modern-day Art Museum (Shanghai, 2020), Tate Present day (London 2015), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam 2015), and a lot of extra. In 2021, Colbert presented LOBSTEROPOLIS Town, a digital exhibition staged inside the metaverse and curated by the renowned auctioneer Simon de Pury. By collaborations with Bentley Motors, Rolex, COMME des GARÇONS and Adidas, he carries on to explore the intersection of art throughout a number of disciplines and common culture.

Throughout Artwork Basel Hong Kong, Pearl Lam Galleries will exhibit a new sequence by Colbert that situates his lobster character in just the historical past of portraiture. In these paintings, he references Andy Warhol’s iconic Warhol soup can and transforms it into a costume for the lobster to display the infinite opportunity of reinvention.

Born in Scotland, Colbert now lives and performs in London. He graduated from the College of St. Andrews with an MA in Philosophy.

©2022 Philip Colbert, Pearl Lam Galleries, Dave Benett