Joe Webb (1976) 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.
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 internationally. His original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery and in the collections of Coldplay, Eric Cantona, The Madden Brothers and Janelle Monae. He supports, with artwork donations, charities such as Peace One Day and the The Big Issue.
Joe lives and works in the UK.
“I started making these simple hand-made collages as a sort of luddite 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 colours 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.”