‘High Dive’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Joe Webb. Printed onto 330gsm Naturalis Matt Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of contemporary artist Joe Webb sees a return to ‘analogue methods’ in beautifully retro style. Opting for painstakingly crafted collage techniques, Webb’s work is reminiscent of early Paolozzi, layering together found images and photographs from vintage magazines, to create surreal and often esoteric prints. ‘High Dive’ depicts a grainy illustration of the curve of the earth, as seen from space, a pink light radiating around it from the glow of the sun. In the foreground, Webb has collage the image of a 1950s swimmer, standing in her striped suit and yellow cap at the edge of a diving board, preparing to take the plunge into the celestial sphere. Brilliantly imaginative and beautifully executed, Webb’s piece is a gem of contemporary Pop printing.