Will Webster

Will Webster

Will Webster is a visual artist interested in the evolutionary competition that arises from the production and display of images. Investigating everyday systems of exchange and attempting to mesh them, Webster probes concepts of labour in contemporary society and bias inherent in “busyness”.

Working across various aspects of photographic process, Webster focuses specifically on ideas of capture and display. This approach is inspired by a Derridean concept of the frame as a bridge between inside and out, a fuzzy boundary that in its own way suggests and undermines the autonomy of art. Previous projects have harnessed financial assemblage, the rhetoric of interview, Cartesian geometry and the concept of homo economicus. Core to these activities is a concern to invigorate perceptions of competitive altruism in human exchange.

This approach is informed by a decade working as a commercial photographer of spaces and locations. Some of this work can be seen here.