‘Gasp’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist E.LEE. Printed onto 315gsm Fine Art Archival paper, the print is from a limited edition of 35 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
E.LEE is a painter and street-artist, living and working in Chicago. His work explores the interaction between art and the world around it, with its distinctive and compelling modernisation of trompe l’oeil techniques.
His current Superhero Series captures the heroes of the comic-book world at their most vulnerable, stripping them from their scenes of glory to allow the viewer a glimpse at something of themselves in the knights of pulp fiction.
Yet, in recognising the all-too human pain and weakness in these triumphant figures, E.LEE reminds us that we, too, possess the powers and abilities to overcome our own struggles.
‘Gasp’ depicts a close-up of Wonder Woman’s face, framed to fill the print so that her distinctive, star emblazoned tiara is only just visible.
The beautifully drawn image powerfully registers a look of sheer panic and desperation, as DC’s golden girl is reduced to the frightened, fragile human in all of us.