Artist Takes Old Thrift Store Paintings And Adds In Hilarious New Elements

A true artist sees potential in everything, even the stuff the rest of think of as garbage. A painter named Dave Pollot is using his skill to transform what people throw in the trash into something they want to hang on the wall.

Bored Panda reports that Pollot collects old paintings and etchings from thrift stores and garage sales, touches up any old wounds, and then paints his own vision on top, adding in characters and images to completely transform the image’s meaning:

He’s especially good at incorporating whatever pop culture element it is into the style of the painting itself, so they seem like part of the original piece:

Timeshare… #throwback

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Here’s a video capture of “Purpose in the absence of butter”… #rickandmorty

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But it’s still jarring and funny when you notice what the change is:

2 thoughts on “Artist Takes Old Thrift Store Paintings And Adds In Hilarious New Elements

  1. Paint ! It is hard for me to understand why some put so much “magic in film or others in brands like Leica with its “glow they seem to find in some lenses. I think we have to go back to the question why we “picture something. Back to the time to the origin of mankind. To the first drawings on a cave. I still remember a movie about a paintig from a french artist of a mountain. Scientist want to find out from which place he draw it but they couldnt find out so they run in a old photograph on accident who came close to the painting Standing at the place they compare picture and painting and had the feeling that the picture came close to reality but the painting caught how they feel at this place. custom writing service

  2. My guess is that dance preceded both music and painting. Dance is movement purely for the sake of moving and we have observed primates and other animals moving, it seems, just as an expression of the joy and exhilaration of life. Rhythm followed and then chanting, music and finally language. Cave painting was somewhere in that mix. The trance aspects are important in much of the primal painting. Rhythm is one way of inducing trances, so possibly cave painting came along with the introduction of rhythm. In all of this, one thing seems clear, art was one of the most important elements in the development and survival of our species. proofreading services

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