The Big Splash – Joe Webb

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The Big Splash from Joe Webb is a signed edition of 50. This 6 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Radiant White 410gsm Paper measures 85cm x 85cm.

Through the work Joe examines the refugee crisis and migration, at a time when certain people are talking about building walls, he reminds us when we step back from our little corner of Earth we realise we are all from the same one world, a ball of rock floating in space.

Joe Webb’s work has been attributed to inspiring the latest ColdPlay video ‘Up and Up’ which has so far been viewed 28 million times online and is hotly tipped for a Grammy for best video.

Joe Webb (1976) uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant hand-made collages, no Photoshop manipulation is allowed. Webb reimagines the imagery using simple and concise edits, transforming the original scene into something altogether more surreal.

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 across the world. His original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery, London.

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.

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.”

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The Big Splash from Joe Webb is a signed edition of 50. This 6 Colour Screenprint on Somerset Radiant White 410gsm Paper measures 85cm x 85cm.

Through the work Joe examines the refugee crisis and migration, at a time when certain people are talking about building walls, he reminds us when we step back from our little corner of Earth we realise we are all from the same one world, a ball of rock floating in space.

Joe Webb’s work has been attributed to inspiring the latest ColdPlay video ‘Up and Up’ which has so far been viewed 28 million times online and is hotly tipped for a Grammy for best video.

Joe Webb (1976) uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant hand-made collages, no Photoshop manipulation is allowed. Webb reimagines the imagery using simple and concise edits, transforming the original scene into something altogether more surreal.

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 across the world. His original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery, London.

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.

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.”