17 June–15 Oct, 2023

PHILIP COLBERT: The Myth of the Lobster Planet



PHILIP COLBERT: The Myth of the Lobster Planet is this year’s annual special exhibition organized by the Sea World Culture and Arts Center in Shenzhen and co-organized by Pearl Lam Galleries and COEXIST. Colbert’s first exhibition in Southern China will systematically present more than 40 representative works from his artistic career, covering a wide range of artworks including paintings, sculptures, giant inflatable installations, and videos. The four sections of the exhibition, “Self-Representation: Painters and Painting Tools”; “Reconstruction: Classical Art and Digital Realm”; “Tribe: Totems and Sculpture”; and “Hunting Theater: Classicism and Planet Recreation”, will provide an in-depth exploration of the artist’s creative journey and lead viewers into a pop fantasy lobster land.

About Philip Colbert

Born in Scotland and living and working in London, Colbert is often referred to as the “godson of Andy Warhol”. Graduating with an MA in Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews, Colbert has garnered a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop history paintings. He has been championed by art world figures such as Charles Saatchi and Simon De Pury. His work powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship with a more profound art historical dialogue.

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