Bizarre Paintings Inspired by Vintage Photographs

Bizarre Paintings Inspired by Vintage Photographs

Paco Pomett Surreal Vintage Paintings 2At first glance these paintings look to be faithful copies of vintage photographs, from Civil War era scenes in the battlefield, to 60s snapshots in the office. But a closer look quickly reveals that there is something seriously amiss in this version of the past. Artist Paco Pomett takes inspiration from vintage photographs, transforming elements of the scene into bizarre and often impossible visions of reality. A stack of logs becomes a pile of pencils; swimmer’s arms join together in snake-like curls; and ‘men’ inspecting a hole have mysteriously become dirt loving gophers. The collection is a perfect combination of the strange and familiar… many times looking like movie-stills from vintage sci-fi films.

The Granada Spain-based painter has been wowing viewers with his strange work since the mid-90s, right after he graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Granada. Now, after completing another degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, he’s been annually showing his work around europe and the US, most recently at Art Herning in Denmark. Catch more of his weird creations at his new site, pacopomet.es.

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Benjamin Starr

Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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