Junk Food as Still Life #ArtTuesday

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Artist Dave Pollot puts a modern spin on classic works by adding pop culture references. Via fubiz:

Originally, in 2012, the artist wanted to work on how to change the meaning of old pieces of art. « It quickly evolved into an attempt to answer a question : Could I take a piece of abandoned art without changing its aesthetic ? To change its meaning by including some bit of pop culture/nostalgia to make it desirable in the modern world ? » he says. It’s only after that he imagined including junk food and cie in his paintings : « I then started to explore a number of more personal themes in my work. For example, using popular food items inserted into still life paintings to represent the distractions (both mental and material) that prevent us from being present and focused on where we are and what we’re doing. » he tells us. His purpose ? To question the idea that we can not contextualize a piece of art that reflects some indices on a cultural level and that nobody can claim the ownership of the pop culture of a given time period.

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