20 March–20 May, 2023
Philip Colbert’s viewing room for Hong Kong Art Month
To coincide with Hong Kong Art Month, we are delighted to present an exclusive collection of Philip Colbert’s paintings and sculptures in our Hong Kong gallery!
Hidden in our gallery’s viewing room, you will find yourself immersed in the surreal and imaginative lobster world created by the artist. Decorated with Colbert’s kaleidoscopic floor and wall designs, audiences can fully experience how the artist taps into contemporary pop culture and their relationship with art history using his iconic lobster persona.
Opens to the public from 12 noon tomorrow. Drinks will be served from 5-8 pm. We look forward to seeing you!
On view from 20 March to 20 May.
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, and he has been championed by art world figures such as Charles Saatchi & Simon De Pury. His work powerfully explores the patterns of contemporary digital culture and its relationship with a more profound art historical dialogue.
Following on from early Pop painters such as Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist, Colbert’s paintings cross high art themes from old master paintings and contemporary art theory with everyday symbols of contemporary mass culture, all narrated through the eyes of Colbert’s cartoon Lobster alter ego. His works have been exhibited in major museums, including Times Art Museum (Chongqing, 2021), Sejong Art Central (Seoul, 2021), Modern Art Museum (Shanghai, 2020), Saatchi Gallery (London, 2020), and Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, 2020). Colbert has also collaborated with luxury brands such as Bentley Motors, Rolex, Montblanc, Christian Louboutin, COMME des GARÇONS, as well as Adidas.
“I became an artist when I became a Lobster.” — Philip Colbert