Intervention Art: Paintings Altered with Pop-Culture Influences

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Robert Brandenburg’s “Pop Surrealist Intervention Art,” which we first spotted over at Metafilter, transforms found paintings into dark re-imaginings of pop-culture figures. As the artist explains, “These pictures began as a family tradition of giving each other ‘gag gifts’ for Christmas; I took cheap oils from a local flea market and embellished them with absurdities.” Absurd indeed — the paintings range from silly to scary, and might have you looking at your favorite characters in a whole new light. Click through to see some of Brandeburg’s work, and then head over to his website for even more.

“Engine Maintenance, Hangar 14”

“Death by Chocolate”

“Freedom from Stress”

“Want to Trade?”

“Unleash the Kraken”

“Still Life with Woody; Flutes”

“Searching for Suri”

“The Squatch”

“Tigger and Pooh”