Altered Art: David Irvine Turns Thrift Store Art Into Pop Culture
Artist David Irvine takes what would be your average, run-of-the-mill piece of thrift store art and turns it into a pop culture masterpiece. Because let’s face it: a quaint cottage home is always better when Jason Voorhees is standing in front of it.
Irvine adds characters and elements from movies, illustrations and TV shows into his ‘Re-Directed Art’, as he calls it. His bizarre paintings depict from Star Wars characters wondering inside yards to Godzilla attacking Venice.
Irvine runs an art store called Gnarled Branch via which sells his unique creations. His obsession with pop culture and its characters is obvious on his altered works. The artist chooses cheap paintings as his artistic field and illustrates them with surrealistic scenes taken from pop traditions.
Even though these images are a product of contradictory patterns, Irvine always makes sure to leave the original signature clear, creating funny connections between the background and the added characters.
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