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Lobster Wonderland

Philip Colbert

Date:

9 - 16 Apr 2024

Siam Paragon, a ‘global destination’ that attracts visitors from around the globe, is set to celebrate a phenomenal summer and Thailand’s iconic Songkran festival with an event Siam Paragon Ultrasonic Water Festival 2024 “Songkran Lobster Wonderland by Philip Colbert.” The summer fest will feature an exclusive colossal art installation by world-renowned British Pop Art artist Philip Colbert bringing his iconic artwork, the “Lobster,” to Bangkok, from 9 -16 April 2024 at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon. The event is held in collaboration with KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited and JOOX.

The “Lobster,”a vibrant giant lobster in bright red by Philip Colbert will mark a major contemporary art scene for Thailand this year. The artist has showcased various forms of his artwork worldwide, ranging from paintings and sculptures, to fashion merchandises, recognized as iconic figure in the global pop art scene.

“I became an artist when I became a Lobster,” said Colbert. The creation of his Lobster persona communicates and expresses art through the lobster character. This persona serves as a symbol of artistic awakening and a bridge to the exploration of contemporary culture and art history. With his vibrant pop art creations, blending contemporary culture with classic artworks, and his uniquely imaginative identity, Colbert has become an aspiring artist in the contemporary art world, earning him the title “Godson of Andy Warhol.”

In Western culture, lobsters are symbolized as a sign of abundance and are considered a luxurious delicacy. With their distinctive shape and captivating colors, combined with their characteristically competitive nature in fighting for food and territory, lobsters also reflect the darker aspects of human nature.

Colbert began exhibiting large-scale pop art exhibitions featuring lobster characters for the first time in 2017. Since then, the lobster has become his signature, embodying various narratives of contemporary pop culture through vibrant, lively, and entertaining colors, while also subtly criticizing and satirizing modern society. He has created the Lobster World through paintings, prints, sculptures, and exhibitions showcased worldwide. His work has received international acclaims from collectors and art critics globally earning him one of the most prominent contemporary artists in the present day.

“Lobster land is my creative universe where my lobster persona lives in freedom,” said the artist.

For a biography of Philip Colbert: an English artist born in 1980 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He completed a master's degree in Philosophy from Saint Andrews University. Colbert gained global recognition with his cutting-edge Lobster Landscapes and powerful hyper-pop paintings, exploring the intricacies of digital culture and its relationship with the historical context of art. He has been acclaimed internationally. His works are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide with a fresh approach that blends painting and pop art theory.

The Lobster he created is symbolizing humanity in the contemporary era, captivated by consumerism and the pursuit of happiness. His lobster persona has traveled to showcase across the globe. Exhibitions include The Saatchi Gallery in London, The Tate Modern in London, The Whitestone Gallery in Taipei, and The New Art Museum in Karuizawa.

Furthermore, Colbert is also known for his collaborations with numerous globally renowned brands such as Montblanc, Adidas, Bentley, and Samsung.

Discover the unparallel summer experience with the global collaboration at Siam Paragon’s grand Songkran festival with the new exclusive version of the Lobster created by Colbert for the first time in the world at the “Siam Paragon Ultrasonic Water Festival 2024: Songkran Lobster Wonderland by Philip Colbert” from 9-16 April 2024 at the Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon. For more information, please contact 02-610-8000. Follow for additional details on Facebook and Instagram: SiamParagon.

information provided by event organizer

Siam Paragon

Paragon Park

991/1 Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Zone

2

Daily 10:00-22:00

BTS: Siam

Siam Paragon

Paragon Park

991/1 Rama 1 Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Zone

2

Daily 10:00-22:00

BTS: Siam