Joe Webb uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant hand-made collages. He reimagines the imagery with concise edits, transforming the cutouts to convey an idea or narrative…often tacking world issues, human conditions and cosmic theories.
After many years of working on computers as a graphic artist, Joe turned his back on technology and started making ‘analogue’ collages. He refuses to edit the work digitally, insisting that all the imagery used is cut out directly from the original magazines and books. This approach makes producing the collages more a more challenging and rewarding process which relies on intuition and an element of serendipity.
As well as making analogue collages, Joe works in the non digital method of Silkscreen printing. A technique made famous by the likes of Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. Paint is squeezed through a silk mesh by hand, often using many layers to reproduce a a likeness of the original work.