The 1950s and 1960s saw the rise of a novel art form: Pop art. Often compared to “comic book” artwork, the art style countered norms in the art community by drawing inspiration from found items within popular and commercial culture. It was through the Pop art movement that artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein made their mark in the art community.
Pop art took an otherwise ordinary item and showcased it in a new, almost campy, light, which only solidified the idea that any source of inspiration is valid when it comes to creativity.
As a result, this photo essay blends photography and digital art to collectively form a series of images that visualize five different spots around York through pop art.