“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 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival