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 on 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.
“Joe navigates a rich landscape with grace and humor, making nice with many recognizable visual pastimes. He plays them against each other in a way that puts different eras in dialogue, allowing characters to travel far from their 50’s Home Gardening Magazine roots to the far cosmos. He flirts with the themes of nostalgia and loss but ultimately composes lighthearted images that are in dialogue with today’s sampling culture, collapsing and hacking together sources from across the universe in fun and rudely jacked up color schemes.”
— Wangechi Mutu, internationally acclaimed artist