Dave Pollot is a painter from New York who is famous for his thrift art paintings. He finds abandoned paintings and gives them new life by adding pop culture characters. His artwork has been displayed and found homes in many galleries and private collections around the world. Dave creates provoking yet impressively faithful juxtapositions of the old and the new.
His pictures bring the past and the future together, which will pique your interest for sure.
“I’ve always loved to paint, however, I’ve found that my attention span is often outweighed by my eagerness to move on and learn something else. Repurposing old thrift art has become something of an answer to this problem. I take abandoned prints and paintings found at thrift stores and garage sales and carefully use oil paints to make new additions to the old pieces.”
“Part of the challenge is not only taking some piece of pop culture and putting it into a place where it might not belong but also making it blend in so that it actually seems that it belongs. My art shouldn’t be too carefully considered for gravity; it’s meant to allow the viewer an escape from the serious, if only for the few moments that they spend looking at some bit of pop culture mischievously inserted into something that might have hung in their grandmother’s house.” – The artist wrote on his official page.
You can check out more awesome paintings on the artist’s Instagram: @davepollotart