Classic images of comic book heroes are torn out from their pages and plastered across the faces and bodies of beautiful women in these paintings by French artist Sandra Chevrier. Some of them wear the comic collages as if they were clothing. Other times, the artwork sits across their face like a mask, occasionally obscuring their eyes and features.
According to Chevrier, the artwork is a commentary on the high expectations society gives us to become and even surpass a superhero. One comic series she includes in the work is The Death of Superman, which reveals the ultimate hero’s weakness and failed expectations. The women themselves impart a pensive gaze in their portraits. One woman looks out introspectively as we look at a scene of Superman and Wonder Woman kissing passionately. The work implores us to reflect on our longing to live up to our own expectations. [h/t beautifuldecay.com]