Born 1973, Joe Black studied as a sculptor and then moved in to illustration and worked for many years as a successful commercial artist.

Now focused solely on his personal artwork, Black does not refer to himself as an artist but considers himself an image-maker.

Combining his love of materials with his craft, skills, technique and a passion for perfection, each piece is painstakingly created using thousand upon thousand of ball bearings, plastic pins, badges or Lego Bricks.

He will use pretty much anything small enough to build his large images creating vast tonal effects. The materials he uses often plays tribute to the iconic imagery it makes up.
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