Based in the UK, Joe Webb uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple yet elegant collages. Webb reimagines the imagery using concise edits, transforming the original scene into something altogether more surreal with a strong message woven within.
He tackles subjects such as global warming, war, famine and examines the challenges of living in todays modern world. His work has been featured on album covers for the likes of The Madden Brothers and Janelle Monae and has featured in the pages of many editorial magazines, including GQ.
“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
Photography ∙ Collage ∙ Conceptual ∙ Retro ∙ Vintage