David Irvine is an artist in Toronto who breathes new life into old thrift-store paintings by adding new, often silly elements and characters. Since we last wrote about his altered thrift-store paintings (or, as he calls it, ‘Re-Directed Art’), Irvine has come up with a host of new bizarre paintings that we’d love to share with you.


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Irvine, who runs an art store called ‘Gnarled Branch,’ seems to have a fascination with pop culture characters, which makes them seem all the more fun and outlandish in the idyllic, rural paintings his that they often invade. Depending on the painting, he will either match the original artist’s style or oppose it intentionally, but he will always leave the original signature clear.

If you like his work, check out the prints he sells on Etsy, and if you find yourself in Toronto, swing by the Flying Pony Gallery, where his art will be on display for the entire month of April!

More info: gnarledbranch.com | Etsy | Facebook (h/t: twistedsifter)