Television Settings Reimagined


Tim Doyle’s latest collection, entitled Unreal Estate showcases some of TV’s most iconic locales rendered in his own unique style. Beyond my fanatical affinity for The Simpsons, it’s Doyle’s attention to detail and texture and his rich use of a narrow spectrum of on particular color that makes each print so engrossing. Take “Night Falls on the SNPP” for example: the deep shades of blue which venture into purple create a forlorn and magical sensation that’s drastically different from the comical style that’s made The Simpsons so recognizable. The lack of characters and extensive use of the horizon and contrasts in light make the Kwik-E-Mart a gritty hangout that wouldn’t be too foreign in the world of someone such as Frank Miller. Doyle’s work is not quite satire, but not just homage; we see extensive attention to mood and atmosphere that plays on what we’d expect from images we’ve grown up on or grown used to. I love the whole collection, even the shows that I’ve never cared for (King of the Hill and Seinfeld) provide for great works.

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