Artist Dave Pollot was more acquainted with subjects such as architecture and landscapes, but he eventually grew bored of it, only able to finish three paintings per year. He soon found a challenge in bringing ‘new life’ into painting found in thrift stores; this new activity also enables the artist to meld his two interests — painting and pop culture. But surprisingly, Pollot isn’t the first person to endeavour this style of painterly expression, a Toronto artist David Irvine, for one, does a similar thing as well, but less seamless and natural-looking as Pollot. As you can see from the method in which Pollot utilises, the pop cultural characters and references blend into the vintage paintings as if like a camouflage.
Take a look at his other works below:
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