Jealous are proud to present ‘Cut It Out’ an exclusive solo show by British artist Joe Webb. Joe’s images juxtapose vintage magazine cut-‐outs and printed ephemera to create surreal dream-‐like scenes. This past year, Joe’s work has reached viral status online, with a number of sell-‐out print releases, leading to international gallery exposure and solo shows at both Hang-‐Up and Saatchi Gallery in London.
For those who are yet to experience Joe’s original hand-‐cut works in the ﬂesh, this exhibition gives audiences a rare chance to see his handiwork: the delicate layering smartly juxtaposed against the strong social and politically loaded messages he often seeks to convey. His signature style will also be conveyed through various mediums, featuring brand new print editions from the Jealous Print Studio and freshly painted canvases, prepared for launch at the highly anticipated show.
[Joe] ﬂirts with the themes of nostalgia and loss but ultimately composes lighthearted images that are in dialogue with today’s sampling culture, collapsing and hacking together sources from across the universe in fun and rudely jacked up color schemes. — Wangechi Mutu, internationally acclaimed artist
Joe Webb uses vintage magazines and found images, painstakingly hand-‐cut with scissors, and collaged together to communicate a new message, often nostalgic, political, surreal and witty. Webb deliberately avoids the digital editing processes so common to art of the technological age, which is perhaps ironic considering his online following and the extent to which his works have been shared, and continue to be distributed internationally via the internet. With many celebrity collectors and international exhibitions, Webb’s work has gained the recognition not only of gallerists and curators, but also of the music world, with a number of album artwork commissions from the like of British singer Janelle Monae and US band The Madden Brothers in 2015.