North Perth artist Joshua Webb opens latest exhibition in Northbridge

North Perth artist Joshua Webb has launched his latest exhibition in Northbridge.
North Perth artist Joshua Webb has launched his latest exhibition in Northbridge.

NORTH Perth artist Joshua Webb sees himself as more of a creative than an artist.

His latest exhibition Drunk Heart, Cool Eyes is now open at Northbridge’s creative space There Is and features a selection of abstract minimal sculptural objects oriented towards the future and crafted using diverse materials.

It is split into three series.

Solaris is a symphony of suspended LED illuminated lights inspired by Stanisław Lem’s novel Solaris, Altars has abstract polished concrete forms and Phantasms is the final collection of objects digitally designed and built using 3D printing.

Webb said his artistic beginnings were very similar to most children.

“I don’t know when or how I realised I was interested in art; I always liked building things,” he said.

“I guess it started with the old cliche, as a kid I would draw but every kid does that.

“I was creative rather than artistic.”

Webb said he had taken everything he had learnt so far to create the pieces that feature in his latest exhibition.

“This show is an accumulation of knowledge,” he said.

“I have taken what I have gained making public art and downscaled to make it domestic and affordable.

“The prices for public art are insane.”

He said about four years ago, he showed versions of the concrete works that feature, but had since developed and refined the technique.

The exhibition is on until August 10.