What do Janelle Monae and Cameron Diaz have in common? Apart from being smart, creative women, they also both own works of art by none other than TAP Galleries' Joe Webb.
This talented contemporary pop artist uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he collects to create hand-made, low-fi collages, without a pixel of computer trickery.
Using concise edits, he transforms the original scene into something altogether more surreal, interweaved with a strong message on issues such as global warming, war, famine, or the challenges of living in today's modern world.
“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," he said. "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.”
Joe Webb’s work has been exhibited at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery while a solo exhibition was a sell-out, and his works have become an online sensation, with hundreds of thousands sharing his images on the internet.
From today, you can own a limited edition of just 100 copies of Joe's 'Around The World’, a colour silkscreen with glitter UV varnish on Somerset Enhanced Velvet 410gsm Paper, and available at an unframed price of £225.
Joe's work has drawn praise from all quarters, including internationally acclaimed artist Wangechi Mutu, who enthused: "Joe navigates a rich landscape with grace and humour, making nice with many recognisable 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."
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