Joe Webb (1976) collects vintage magazines and printed ephemera and carefully edits the original imagery, reimagining the scenes and transforming them into something altogether quite surreal. Webb reimagines the imagery using concise edits creating politically charged artworks. He discusses subjects such as global warming, war, famine and looks at the challenges of living in... todays modern world. He creates bizarre dialogues, often both nostalgic and humorous, to examine the challenges of living in today’s 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 around the world.
Joe’s original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery in London and his work has also been featured on album covers for 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