“If it’s small enough I’ll stick it down,” states the artist. While the items are often tied to and pay tribute to the final image, it’s Joe’s skillful craft and technique in recreating the icon, complete with shading and tonal effects, that makes his work truly stand-out.
Born in 1973, Joe studied as a sculptor and then moved into illustration and commercial art before finally focusing on the personal works he creates today.
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Joe Black doesn’t really consider himself an artist as much as he does an image-maker. Utilizing pretty much anything small and plentiful—ball bearings, plastic pins, badges, and Lego Bricks, and the like—Joe puts together thousands of these everyday items to create larger images, usually portraits of icons.
May 08 14 @ 10:00 AMCharles James: Beyond Fashion
May 17 14 @ 10:00 AMInternational Contemporary Furniture Fair 2014
Nov 15 13 @ 10:00 AMHello my name is Paul Smith
Oct 16 13 @ 11:00 AMPAD London: A dialogue between Rick Owens & Michelangelo Pistoletto
Oct 13 13 @ 10:00 AMMike Kelley's exhibition at Moma PS1
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Sep 21 13 @ 10:00 AMNY Art Book Fair
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Sep 07 13 @ 6:00 AMThe 17th Dumbo Art Festival
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