Philip Colbert

1 - 30 November 2015

SPLAT is an interactive pop artwork game where a cartoon lobster collects tomato and egg ammunition at Art School to create his artworks through SPLATTING pop icons.

For Colbert, the concept of SPLAT both captures the infinite idealism of raw expressionism “when a tomato splats, it reaches for infinity.” The banal humour of comedy “the tomato splat also captures comic book humour of parody and rebellion” the concept is realised in a retro pop computer game style featuring Colbert’s pop symbols. This genre makes it possible to create a world beyond painting and sculpture; People can interact and create their artwork within an artwork”. A more developed SPLAT game will be relaunched in 2016 exclusively with GAZELL.iO.