Within the Fine Art world, you can often find mainstream social influences such as film and television bleeding into an artists personal work. I’m always pleased to see this happen, even if it is just to see how certain programmes and their characters are interpreted or parodied by any given artist.
These cross-genre collaborations are rarely a negative occurrence, because even if you don’t like the resulting art, it doesn’t alter the original show or film from which it’s inspiration has come from. However, sometimes you are simply blessed, and find yourself presented with something that is not only beautiful or intriguing in it’s own right, but also adds further dimensions or alternative interpretations.
Testament to my previous statement, with these stunning reimaginings of well-known locations such as the family home on Evergreen Terrace, the Kwik-E-Mart and Moe’s Bar from the long-running animated sitcom, The Simpsons, we have the work of the endlessly talented, American Illustrator & Print Maker, Tim Doyle.
These beautifully moody prints are all part of an exhibition of Doyle’s named ‘Unreal Estate’ which opened in February last year, at the SpokeArt Gallery Show, in San Francisco. Whilst these compositions are immediately recognisable to most, there is an undoubted sense of privilege or prestige, that comes with each image, as we are made to feel as though we are being given an opportunity to see a parts Springfield in a way that we may never have been able to before.
In addition to their undeniable quality, the illustrations also include details, retained specifically for the most avid of fans. These feature the clever inclusions of silhouettes of the Simpson family themselves, in the image of their family home, as well as lesser noticeable details, such as the black scribble on a wall in the Kwik-E-Mart image, clearly resembling Bart’s graffiti tag ‘El Barto’ all of which go a long way in furthering the creativity and attention to detail in each piece.
If you would like to see more of Tim Doyle’s excellent, TV-inspired artwork, head over to his website, as linked above, or find more on his Facebook and Tumblr profiles, and be sure to tell him that we sent you.
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