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Flowers Flowers Flowers by Philip Colbert

About this collection

Audio Galleries Presents: Flowers, Flowers, Flowers by Philip Colbert.

A celebration of the universal profound symbol of the flower.

Paying reference to Colbert’s predecessor Andy Warhol. Whose flower works were taken from a magazine advert, Colbert develops the subject further into the 21st century, creating a series of highly stylised and productified flowers, exploring a universe of aesthetics within the subject.

“For me flowers are the ultimate symbols of mortal beauty, I love how universally poetic they are. The sculptural essence of transient life, how a moment of beauty defies everything forever in the moment.“

The flower paintings have been a strand of Colbert’s practice for the last few years, Initially conceptually inspired by Warhol’s and reinvented within his unique digital world, as cactus flowers growing all over his metaverse. For this new series Colbert has dived much deeper in the subject.

“Flower paintings are one of the great themes of art history, and I felt they make the perfect subject for an infinite supply generative edition. I very much believe in an art for all philosophy, and love the democratic reach digital collections have, and how they make unique artworks more accessible for all.“

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers is the 13th Artist Edition and 1st Generative Collection in partnership with Audio Galleries.

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Meet 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 created a global following for his cartoon lobster persona and his masterful hyper pop history paintings, and 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 to 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.

His works have been exhibited in major museum, including: Times Art Museum (Chongqing; 2021), Sejong Art Centra (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, and Adidas.