Pop Culture Icons Like Thanos, Godzilla and The Matrix Leap Out of This Artist's Imagination and Into Old Paintings

By Germain Lussier on at

Artist Dave Pollot does something we all want to do, but only someone like Banksy actually does. He finds kind of lame paintings and then enhances them with his own pop culture spin. The results are hilarious, often-subversive but always beautiful hybrids you won’t be able to take your eyes off.

Pollot will have his first solo show, 'Second Chances', at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles starting March 29, and we’re delighted to debut several pieces from the show, as well share an amazing Thanos piece called Addition by Subtraction, which the gallery previously revealed.

Addition by Subtraction by Dave Pollot.

Awake by Dave Pollot.

Flawless Victory by Dave Pollot

Glitch by Dave Pollot

Mutually Assured Destruction by Dave Pollot

System Failure 2 by Dave Pollot

The show includes original paintings as well as some prints, so there’s something for everyone. It opened yesterday at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles and remains on display there until April 13. Anything not sold at the opening will be available on the Gallery 1988 website starting today.

And for more on Pollot, his process, and his excellent work, visit his official website.

All images: Gallery 1988/Dave Pollot