by Matt Martino
Philip Colbert’s exhibition at Saatchi Gallery has been extended for yet another week after popular demand since its launch on the 3rd October.
The show, presented by Mayfair gallery Gazelli Art House, is comprised of eight large-scale works in oil, each conceived as a dialogue between the artist and contemporary culture.
Drawing on Pop Art and Surrealism – each is narrated by the artist’s alter-ego lobster character – the paintings draw on art history and mass consumerism to comment ironically on a range of modern concerns and phobias, including the addiction to social media, climate change and the threat of nuclear war.
Paul Foster of Saatchi Gallery said ‘Colbert’s works are energetic and vibrant examples of contemporary art that illustrate the saturation of art history and pop culture in society.’