Benoit Paillé took a trip to the dollar store to create his own DIY Pop Art. The Canadian photographer collected plastic figurines like dinosaurs and jungle creatures from the bargain store to create his series 'Dollar Store.' These cheap finds were the basis for his series, taking inexpensive materials and turning them into stellar Pop Art photographs.
Paillé transforms the creatures by dipping them in a solid color of paint or mutating them with strange plastic attachments that have been fused to the bodies of the figurines. Some of the animals have heads that seem to be melting into the ground and others have strange coral-like growths coming from their hind quarters. Paired with backgrounds with highly saturated colors, Paillé's dollar store finds take on a new shape as artistic pieces.
Benoit Paillé's DIY Pop Art is Made from Dollar Store Finds
1. DIY Pop Art - Opportunity for artists to create unique and affordable art pieces using inexpensive materials.
2. Transformative Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity to merge different materials or objects to create visually striking artwork.
3. Sustainable Art - Innovation opportunity for artists to repurpose and transform low-cost materials into high-value art, reducing waste.
1. Art and Photography - Opportunity for artists and photographers to explore unconventional materials and techniques to create captivating artworks.
2. Retail - Potential for dollar stores or discount retailers to collaborate with artists, offering affordable art supplies and materials for DIY projects.
3. Interior Design - Opportunity to incorporate unique and affordable art pieces created from dollar store finds into interior design projects for a bold aesthetic.