With a new year already on the horizon, you may well be deciding what your resolution is going to be. If like me you’re hoping to take in more culture and be more organised, we’ve found you the opportunity to do both at the same time by getting in before the first words of Auld Lang Syne has even been sung.
Having been described as “the Godson of Andy Warhol”, by the fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley, Philip’s work bears similarities to the forefathers of Pop Art. His multidisciplinary approach continues the artistic endeavours of Richard Hamilton, James Rosenquist and Roy Lichtenstein by bringing their style into the 21st century and incorporating humour and cultural touch points of the day, to make the work more accessible.
In ‘Hunt Paintings’, Colbert turns his eye for colourful reimaginings of the past to the works of the Old Masters. The work of Reubens was renowned for sprawling compositions made up of numerous different elements and this style is utilised to present topical ideas such as the rise of digital media as well as a timely comment on the contemporary consumer. Through his vibrant large-scale canvases like Dark Hunt Triptych and the much-awaited sequel to Joseph Parrocel’s ‘The Boar Hunt’, Boar Hunt II, he’s able to comment on the world around him whilst still paying homage to those that lay the foundations of his work. With so many elements making up each piece, you’ll continue to find new discussion points well until the gallery closes for the night.
With his work garnering international critical acclaim as well as becoming a favourite amongst your favourite celebrities and brands, Philip Colbert is quickly building a portfolio of work that, rightly so, defines him as a new master of his medium. His new show only solidifies what we already knew about him.
Philip Colbert ‘Hunt Paintings’, Presented by Unit London at Saatchi Gallery 15th December 2018 – 13th January 2019 at Saatchi Gallery,
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