Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Germain Lussier
For two years, Austin based artist Tim Doyle has been proving locations on television are as essential as the characters. The Kwik-E-Mart on The Simpsons; the RV in Breaking Bad; Castle Greyskull in Masters of the Universe; these locations are as important to their show as Homer, Walt or He-Man. Now, for the third year in a row, Doyle emphasizes that point with the art show UnReal Estate III, which opens Thursday February 6 at Spoke Art in San Francisco. The artist has once again made iconic locations from popular shows into beautiful art.
In the past, Doyle’s tackled The Sopranos, Sesame Street, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and so many others. This year, we’re proud to exclusively debut Doyle’s takes on Game of Thrones, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Lost, Adventure Time, Six Feet Under and The Munsters. Which is only a fraction of the show. Check it out below.
Here are the regular and variant editions of six pieces in UnReal Estate III, which opens from 6-10 p.m. February 6 at Spoke Art, 816 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA. It’ll remain on display through February 22. Get more info at www.spoke-art.com.
Spoke Art is proud to welcome back represented artist Tim Doyle for his third solo exhibition with the gallery and the latest installment in his ongoing “UnReal Estate” series.
Inspired by the popular culture landscape, quite literally, Doyle re-interprets the iconic settings found in contemporary cult television. These places, though fictional, have become a part of the universal psyche, ingrained in the minds of cartoon and serialized television fans worldwide. The prevalence in contemporary culture of this medium, especially with the excesses of the internet, have transformed fictional characters and scenes into something so close to tangible that they’re immediately recognizable even when viewed through an alternate lens.
The artist begins first with a graphite drawing on board, which is scanned and colored digitally. From there, Doyle hand prints a run of limited edition serigraphs (screen prints) which he creates entirely in-house. As an artist known not just for his illustrative talents but also as a craftsman, Doyle’s screen prints often utilize masterful techniques such as split fountains and glow in the dark inks.
Since it’s debut in 2011, the “UnReal Estate” series has been a massive success, with both back to back shows selling out in full. For the third installment in the ongoing survey, Doyle has created all new interpretations of locations from both classic and contemporary television, revisiting popular shows and breaking new ground with more topical and current series.
Limited edition prints will be available first to attendees of the February 6th opening reception, with remaining copies available online starting Friday, February 7th.
This exhibition will be on view until February 22nd.