Pardon our snobbery, but we would hope that thrift stores would be the last place anyone serious about livening up a space with some original art would look for tasteful paintings. If it’s in a thrift store, it likely means someone else damn sure didn’t think much of its appeal or quality, and it’s usually pretty evident from looking at the selection how one would reach that conclusion.
The day we spot one of these in a second-hand store, we will quite literally fling fistfuls of money at the cashier, grab the masterpiece, and run like hell.
Credit to Rochester, NY visual artist and painter Dave Pollot for lending otherwise fairly bland works that could barely offer any personality to a dentist’s office some gorgeously nerdy flavor. Once a creator of “more ‘serious’ architecture and landscapes” by his own description, he later re-purposed neglected and left-behind canvases by inserting various and sundry pop-culture icons, from Cthulu emerging from the depths of a lake behind two lovebirds serenely floating past to a Big Daddy who evidently took a vacation from Rapture to keep watch over a young lass picking through snow-covered grass in a winter field and Groot strolling along with Rocket Racoon through an autumn wood.
To see more of his slightly skewed take on drab-yet-endearing Americana, visit his Etsy store today.
Source – Sobadsogood