The artist Joe Webb lives and works in United Kingdom. He likes creating artistic collages with messages and uncomfortable truths.
Webb finds images from magazines and newspapers and he uses simple edits to make politically charged art works. Subjects such as climate change, war, injustice and the inequality attract his attention. He examines the challenges of life in today’s modern world, and he is transforming the original scene into something completely surreal.
He has humor and he is a deeply conscious artist with insightful and astute observation with good point.
”I Create Cynical Collages That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth About Our Modern World” -Joe Webb
Frustrated with working on computers as a commercial artist, Joe turned his back on technology and started making ‘analogue’ collages. Since then, Joe has published many popular silkscreen prints with CCA Galleries and sold his work in the Saatchi Gallery.
Joe Webb uses vintage magazines to create simple but elegant hand-made collages and he doesn’t allow the manipulation of Photoshop.
The collages of Joe Webb show the truth that he wants to share with the people.
Webb’s work has also become an online sensation with hundreds of thousands of people sharing his images on the internet.
“I started making these simple hand-made collages as a sort of reaction to working as a graphic artist on computers for many years. I like the limitations of collage…using found imagery and a pair of scissors, there are no Photoshop options to resize, adjust colors or undo. My collages work to a basic rule of sourcing just two or three images… with these I can reinvent the original scene to communicate a new idea. I suppose I’ve become fairly anti-technology… although I now promote my art on websites, own an iPhone and use Facebook…It’s confusing, I wish I had been born 100 years ago.”
— Joe Webb