Dave Pollot is a New York based artist who is known for his altered thrift art paintings. He finds abandoned artwork and adds his own touch (most often pop culture parodies). His artwork has been displayed and found homes in galleries, businesses, and private collections around the globe. His work has attracted attention from the media both in the U.S. and abroad, including Business Insider, Instagram, and the Daily Mail. When he’s not painting, he can usually be found enjoying a good beer.
‘ “Art these days — and I will be careful with my words — I think it’s become a little too serious,” he says. “So I think it’s kind of nice to sometimes take a step back and just laugh at art.” ’ -Instagram Feature Article
"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 into 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 well 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."