Living and working in London, Colbert is known for his multidisciplinary approach, creating a "World of Art". Deeply entwined with pop theory, Colbert works across the mediums of painting, sculpture, clothing, furniture and design. He has been described as "the Godson of Andy Warhol" by Andre Leon Talley.
Colbert's large scale oil paintings push the boundaries of contemporary narrative painting, following a dialogue established by artists such as Richard Hamilton, James Rosenquist and Roy Litchenstien. “We live in a world of ultra pop saturation, a sort of mega pop world where mass intake of Instagram and social media imagery merges with artistic memory,” says Colbert as he describes his practice which draws inspiration from a variety of moments related to the creation and success of pop art. Everything from the porcelain urinal of dadaist Marcel Duchamp and the colour blocking by Piet Mondrian all the way to the works of the father of pop art Andy Warhol and his peers Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist – it all sits insides Philip Colbert’s imaginary Tumblr scrapbook that’s made for reblogs.
Colbert's sculptural work includes his infamous wearable artworks, such as the "Urinal Dress”, “Meat Dress” & “Washing Machine Dress", many of which are in important public and private collections worldwide.