26 Feb 2020 — 22 Mar 2020
The exhibition has now been extended due to popular demand (and corona)Following a successful debut at Jealous East, ‘Earthlings’ is ready to take over the walls of Jealous North. ‘Earthlings’ explores human experience and our situation and impact on Earth, as well as looking far beyond into the awe-inspiring cosmos.
Webb works in the absence of computer manipulation, appreciating the limitations of collage by using found imagery and a pair of scissors, with no Photoshop options to resize, adjust colours or undo. The solo exhibition features new large scale oil paintings, which he has developed from ideas taken from the original collages, as well as rare and previously sold out screenprint editions and new original collages.
Joe Webb (1976) uses vintage magazines and printed ephemera that he has collected to create simple but elegant hand-made collages. After many years of working on computers as a graphic artist, Joe turned his back on technology and started making ‘analogue’ collages. Since then Joe has published many popular silkscreen prints, displayed his work in the Saatchi Gallery, sold work to celebrities and had his work featured on album covers. Webb's work is also an internet sensation with hundreds of thousands of people sharing his images online. Named one of the Evening Standard’s most ‘Exciting Young British Artists to Look Out For’ in 2017, Webb has won an army of high-profile fans including Coldplay, who cited his work as inspiration for their Grammy Award-nominated Up and Up video. His work has also graced album covers by Janelle Monae, The Madden Brothers and Tears For Fears. More recently the artist collaborated with pop sensation Dua Lipa to produce a series of animated collages for her new album.