Intervention Art: Paintings Altered with Pop-Culture Influences

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”