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Lee Ellis is a British multi-media artist based in Bristol. His work 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, reminiscent of Francis Bacon. From humans to animals, the work strives to depict the inner turmoil of his characters. By employing heavy, raw and expressive brushstrokes, the work is a bold statement of figurative art, texture and emotion.
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.