Joe Webb: Pulp Friction
Posted by Charlotte Broomfield on 18th July 2013
Inspired by the collage works of Sir Peter Blake amongst others, Joe uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera to create hand-made low fi collages. Joe's images explore love and longing and have at their centre an illusory nostalgia for the era of classic Hollywood film stars and Romance with a capital R. Dismissing the aid of computer trickery, Joe intimately recomposes his collection of printed materials to create simple and elegant, yet surreal images. To beget original editions, Joe has stayed true to the texture and feeling of collage by using real collaged elements in the silkscreens as well as embossing and glazing.
Webb's work has become an online sensation with tens of thousands of people sharing his images on the Internet. As well as going viral in the virtual world, ’Antares and Love II' has been displayed in the Saatchi Gallery, London.
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