Dave Pollot is an artist with a very creative mind and a passion for thrifted old paintings. Using these paintings as backdrops, he transforms them into pop culture masterpieces. His project started as a joke between him and his wife back in 2012, and has since become a full-blown obsession, incorporating iconic characters into discarded pieces of art.
“I’ve always loved the idea that art is deeply personal,” Pollot shared on his personal website. “I’m telling my own story with each piece, but every one is a little bit like a mirror, reflecting its meaning back to the viewer through his or her individual perception.”
The New York-based artist added that every piece is unique and challenging in its own way. “Each new piece presents a new set of challenges, and learning to work in a variety of styles and master new techniques has kept my attention,” he further explained. “It’s also an interesting challenge to develop a narrative and tell a story with a painting – the backgrounds provide the framework I use to build a story.”
Check out the gallery below and follow Pollot on Instagram for more.