‘Red’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist E.LEE. Printed onto Wine Speckletone French paper, with a deckled edge, the print is from a limited edition of 40 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 and reducing them to a single, raw emotion which allows the viewer to see 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.
‘Red’ depicts Marvel’s The Punisher, his iconic skull-shirt torn and blood soaked as he slumps in a pose of anguish and utter dejection.
Framed against a burnt-orange background, the image is beautifully composed, allowing the emotive power to take centre stage and the aesthetic prowess to shine.