Gary Webb was born in Bascombe, Dorset in 1973. Educated at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He lives and works in London. A selection of solo and group exhibition includes: Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris; Use/User/Used, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2016); EYE BALL STORY, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris; X7 City, Bloomberg SPACE, London (2014); De Belles sculptures Contemporaines, FRAC des Pays de Loire; Lightness of Being, Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York (2013); Mr. Jeans, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts (2012); The Shape We’re In, Zabludowicz Collection, London; Modern British Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2011); Key Largo, The Approach, London (2010); Play, Prakke Contemporary and Paradise Row, London; EAT ME –DRINK ME, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, Texas; Kaleidoscopic Revolver, Total Museum, Seoul; The Sculpture Show, V22 Presents, London; Irony and Gesture: British Contemporary Art, Kukje Gallery, Seoul; The British Art Show 6, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead ; All Boys, curated by Gary Webb, One Two Three, Brussels(2005); Britannia Works, Athens, British Council Exhibition, Greece; Deep Heat T Reg Laguna, The Chisenhale, London. His work can be found in public collections at the Tate Gallery; Arts Council Collection; British Council, S.M.A.K., Ghent; the Musée départemental d'art contemporain, Rochechouart; and the Fonds régional d'art contemporain des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou.
Much of Gary Webb's work plays with strong, vibrant and often acidic colours and abstract ideas of form, shape and material. He uses a vast range of materials, such as chunky perspex, hand-carved wood, chromed surfaces and glossy synthetic. These forms are a composite of geometric and organic shapes that both reference and parody 1960's Modernist abstract sculpture to almost baroque sensibility. He deliberately references this historical trope in order to subvert and update it to reference contemporary materials, humour and ideology. His high gloss finish represents a balance between material and idea and is suggestive of chocolate bar wrappers; hinting at our uber-capitalist commodity-rich culture. Webb's installation work is fundamentally overwhelming, sensational and yet highly appealing. His compositions are completely new and totally defy definition. Through a combination of traditional craft methodologies and modern technologies Webb successfully creates work that evades categorisation and tends towards the inscrutable.