We have 4 magical new silkscreens from the lovely Joe Webb including “Antares and Love IV” and “Daydream” (pictured). Using vintage 1950s imagery and re-presenting them within a new context, Webb has a strong belief in the handmade, creating his collages without the use of computers. His original collages have been turned into high quality prints using finishes including diamond dust, embossing and silver leaf complimenting the artist hand-made philosophy.
“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... I then present them as a reinvented single image to communicate a new message or idea.”
By his own admission his work is heavily influenced by surrealist artist Magritte, visible in the way figures often exist in their absence, within a passionate embrace of another. They are beautifully starry-eyed and romantic making them a perfect Valentine’s Day treat too!