Philip Colbert: Guess Who? | St Barth

November 24 - Decemeber 5, 2016

Space SBH Contemporary Art Gallery is delighted to present for the first time in St Barth, Philip Colbert in his inaugural exhibition on island with a total takeover of the gallery space.

Living and working in London. Colbert is known for his multi-disciplinary approach, creating a "World of Art" working across Sculpture, painting, clothing and performance to create a unique contemporary voice.

He is known for his bold sequin embroidery paintings and sculptures and for having created the world renowned design brand THE RODNIK BAND. Described by Andre Leon Talley as "the Godson of Andy Warhol."

Philip Colbert’s strong use of colour and abstraction of iconic imagery place his work within an engaging dialogue with the contemporary post pop art movement. Like his Pop Art predecessors, he employs distilled compelling symbols of mass culture and re-contextualizes

them in his life to create a provocative, multi-disciplinary satirical language of his own.

"I am excited to be launching my new exhibition GUESS WHO in St.Barts with Space Gallery. The show explores the contemporary relevance of enduring pop icons such as MICKEY Mouse and playfully explores their relationship to art history and contemporary pop culture.”

Everyone knows what Mickey Mouse looks like, i wanted to playfully hide his image and present symbolic everyday objects that engage the power of his image with a refined pop Narrative, I liked the Idea that Mickey, the King of POP, offers the viewer a silvery platter to gauge the symbolic power of everyday thoughtful symbols that he holds, they are boldly humorous and accessible, yet they are deeply profound."

Colbert conceives the 1950s American kitchen aesthetic as the foundation of ‘Pop’ and distills it with his own playful response to important icons and symbols, such as meat imagery, prominent in the work of Soutine and Francis Bacon, and the iconic image of Fried eggs which Colbert describes as "mini Mondrian's with irreverent humour". In doing so, he creates a dialogue with established ideas and works of the past. He ironically pastiches this imagery, playing on the notion that their repetition and overuse over the years have rendered them ultimate icons of pop culture.

"I am interested in art of the everyday. I am inspired by everyday symbols that can unlock profound meaning, I want to wallpaper my life with these symbols, from my suits, cars and interiors, for me LIFE and living is the ultimate essence of art"

Colbert has exhibited in Fairs, Museum's and Galleries worldwide, such as: Miami Basil, the Van Gogh Museum, the Design Exchange in Canada, and in the recent World Goes POP show at TATE Modern.

Show runs from 24th November – 5th December 2016. Private viewing by appointment.

For all enquiries contact info@spacesbh.com 

 

Fried Eggs, 2016

Philip Colbert

Fried Eggs, 2016

Sequin on canvas

101 x 150 cm (39.76 x 59.06 in)

Toast , 2016

Philip Colbert

Toast , 2016

Fiberglass Sculpture

80 x 60 x 10 cm (31.50 x 23.62 x 3.94 in)

Mickey Paint Bucket, 2016

Philip Colbert

Mickey Paint Bucket, 2016

Sequin on canvas

15.75 x 15.75 in (40 x 40 cm)

Snoopy egg, 2016

Philip Colbert

Snoopy egg, 2016

Sequin on canvas

40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75 in)

Popcorn, 2014

Philip Colbert

Popcorn, 2014

Sequin on canvas

101 x 150 cm (39.76 x 59.06 in)

Fatpop II, 2016

Philip Colbert

Fatpop II, 2016

Sequin on canvas

70 x 100 cm (27.56 x 39.37 in)

Mickey soup can , 2016

Philip Colbert

Mickey soup can , 2016

Sequin on canvas

40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75 in)

Snoopy egg II, 2016

Philip Colbert

Snoopy egg II, 2016

Sequin on canvas

15.75 x 15.75 in (40 x 40 cm)

Cactus saw, 2016

Philip Colbert

Cactus saw, 2016

Chrome paint on fiberglass sculpture

49.20 x 0 x 26 cm (19.37 x 0 x 10.24 in)

Mickey Watermelon, 2016

Philip Colbert

Mickey Watermelon, 2016

Sequin on canvas

59 x 45.30 in (149.86 x 115.06 cm)

Mickey Toilet, 2016

Philip Colbert

Mickey Toilet, 2016

Sequin on canvas

15.75 x 15.75 in (40 x 40 cm)

Snoopy egg III, 2016

Philip Colbert

Snoopy egg III, 2016

Sequin on canvas

15.75 x 15.75 in (40 x 40 cm)

Lobster, 2016

Lobster, 2016

Chrome paint on fiberglass sculpture

70.86 x 47.25 x 6 in (179.98 x 120.02 x 15.24 cm)

Mickey Croissant , 2016

Philip Colbert

Mickey Croissant , 2016

Hand-embroidered sequins on canvas

23.25 x 17.80 in (59.06 x 45.21 cm)

Mickey swiss cheese, 2016

Philip Colbert

Mickey swiss cheese, 2016

Sequin on canvas

40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75 in)

Snoopy plaster, 2016

Philip Colbert

Snoopy plaster, 2016

Sequin on canvas

15.75 x 15.75 in (40 x 40 cm)

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Philip Colbert: Guess Who? | St Barth
November 24 - Decemeber 5, 2016 Space SBH Contemporary Art Gallery is delighted to present for the first time in St Barth, Philip Colbert in his inaugural exhibition on island with a total takeover of the gallery space. Living and working in London. Colbert is known for his multi-disciplinary approach, creating a "World of Art" working across Sculpture, painting, clothing and performance to create a unique contemporary voice. He is known for his bold sequin embroidery paintings and sculptures and for having created the world renowned design brand THE RODNIK BAND. Described by Andre Leon Talley as "the Godson of Andy Warhol." Philip Colbert’s strong use of colour and abstraction of iconic imagery place his work within an engaging dialogue with the contemporary post pop art movement. Like his Pop Art predecessors, he employs distilled compelling symbols of mass culture and re-contextualizes them in his life to create a provocative, multi-disciplinary satirical language of his own. "I am excited to be launching my new exhibition GUESS WHO in St.Barts with Space Gallery. The show explores the contemporary relevance of enduring pop icons such as MICKEY Mouse and playfully explores their relationship to art history and contemporary pop culture.” Everyone knows what Mickey Mouse looks like, i wanted to playfully hide his image and present symbolic everyday objects that engage the power of his image with a refined pop Narrative, I liked the Idea that Mickey, the King of POP, offers the viewer a silvery platter to gauge the symbolic power of everyday thoughtful symbols that he holds, they are boldly humorous and accessible, yet they are deeply profound." Colbert conceives the 1950s American kitchen aesthetic as the foundation of ‘Pop’ and distills it with his own playful response to important icons and symbols, such as meat imagery, prominent in the work of Soutine and Francis Bacon, and the iconic image of Fried eggs which Colbert describes as "mini Mondrian's with irreverent humour". In doing so, he creates a dialogue with established ideas and works of the past. He ironically pastiches this imagery, playing on the notion that their repetition and overuse over the years have rendered them ultimate icons of pop culture. "I am interested in art of the everyday. I am inspired by everyday symbols that can unlock profound meaning, I want to wallpaper my life with these symbols, from my suits, cars and interiors, for me LIFE and living is the ultimate essence of art" Colbert has exhibited in Fairs, Museum's and Galleries worldwide, such as: Miami Basil, the Van Gogh Museum, the Design Exchange in Canada, and in the recent World Goes POP show at TATE Modern. Show runs from 24th November – 5th December 2016. Private viewing by appointment. For all enquiries contact info@spacesbh.com
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