Joe Webb creates collages with a message. Webb reimagines found imagery using simple edits to make politically charged artworks. He examines issues such as climate change, war and inequality - looking at the challenges of living in today's modern world.
Joe Webb uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant hand-made collages. After many years of working on computers as a graphic artist, Joe turned his back on technology and started making ‘analogue’ collages.
Joe Webb has a simple rule of working from just two images, it's interesting to find what narratives appear when two conflicting ideas are juxtaposed. Some of the ideas reflect on on the state of world today, like a 1950's idea of the future that went wrong....
Webb plays visual elements against each other in a way that puts different eras in dialogue, allowing characters to travel from their 50’s Home Gardening Magazine roots to the far cosmos. He flirts with themes of nostalgia and loss but ultimately composes light-hearted 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 colour schemes.