Joe Webb (1976) uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant collages. Webb reimagines the imagery using concise edits, transforming the original scene into something altogether more surreal with a strong message woven within. He tackles subjects such as global warming, war, famine and examines the challenges of living in todays modern world.
Webb's work has become an online sensation with hundreds of thousands of people sharing his images on the internet. As well as going viral in the virtual world, Joe has exhibited and sold work across the world. His original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery, London.
His work has been featured on album covers for the likes of The Madden Brothers and Janelle Monae.
Joe lives and works in the UK.
“I started making these simple hand-made collages as a sort of luddite reaction to working as a graphic artist on computers for many years. I like the limitations of collage...using found imagery and a pair of scissors, there are no Photoshop options to resize, adjust colours or undo.
My collages work to a basic rule of sourcing just two or three images... with these I can reinvent the original scene to communicate a new idea.
I suppose I’ve become fairly anti-technology... although I now promote my art on websites, own an iPhone and use Facebook...It’s confusing, I wish I had been born 100 years ago.”
Silkscreen in an edition of 85, 50 x 64cm, £225 Unframed
Silkscreen in an edition of 100, 50 x 64cm, £295 Unframed
Silkscreen print in an edition of 100, 59 x 47cm, Contact for availability
Silkscreen in an edition of 100, 50 x 64cm, £195 Unframed
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Silkscreen in an edition of 75, 72 x 90cm, SOLD OUT
Silkscreen print in an edition of 75, 50 x 64cm, £225 Unframed
Silkscreen with diamond dust on canvas in edition of 3, 100 x 100cm, £2250
Original collage, 37 x 45cm, £1100 Framed
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Original collage, 40 x 33cm, £1100 Framed
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Original collage, 34 x 38cm, £1100 Framed