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Leontia Gallery

"Wide Eyed And Hungry" Original Painting By Lee Ellis


Work: Original painting, mixed media: acrylic, oil paint and spray-paint on stretched linen canvas.

Size: 86.5x102cm

Year: 2020

 Description: “Wide Eyed And Hungry” is a visceral and large-scale work, full of contrasting textures and patterns.

The central figure conveys a tragicomedy bearing, compounded by its “superhero’ mask, the piece is rich with meaning and allegory.

A powerful work from a rising Bristol artist.


Bidding starting at £200

Price estimate £1000-2000



Lee Ellis (b. 1984)

Lee Ellis is a British multi-media artist based in Bristol. His insatiable desire to create brings him to embrace different artistic mediums, from printmaking to drawing and painting. The artist has an expressive and bold style, immediately striking with his unusual juxtaposition of bright colours and dark subjects. Lee’s paintings in particular convey an emotional and visceral angst within his figures. From humans to animals, the artist never fails to depict the inner turmoil of his characters. He achieves this effect by employing heavy, raw and expressive brushstrokes that make his painting style poignant and immediately affecting. 

Lee graduated from the University of the West of England, where he studied graphic design in 2006. Disillusioned with the world of graphic design, he unleashed his artistic expression with abstract painting, developing, over the years, a personal and distinctive style.

Lee has exhibited wildly across the UK from 2007 until now, both in solo and group exhibitions, including Black Rats Projects in Soho. He has recently exhibited at Tribe 16 art festival in London and Show n°31 in Portsmouth. His work has also been featured in House and Garden Magazine

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