Joe Webb creates hand made collages with a message. Webb reimagines found imagery using simple and concise edits to make thought provoking artworks. He tackles issues such as the environment, war, inequality – and questions our place in the universe asking us to become more aware, conscious and content. Having worked with computers as a graphic designer for several years, Webb has rejected the overwhelming possibilities of handling images with modern technology and embraced found images and a pair of scissors. He has described his technique as “a sort of luddite reaction” and representative of his “fairly anti technology” approach.
His collages are painstakingly created from just two or three found images which are reinvented and represented by Webb as a single art piece. Many of his pieces wittily examine human relationships and our baffling position in the universe. There is a dark undercurrent to Webb’s work; he peels back the veneer to uncover the reality beneath.
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