Austin artist Tim Doyle has become well known for his nerdy collection of Unreal Estate art prints, showcasing many of our favorite fictitious hangouts, structures, mansions, secret lairs and familiar homes from the realms of pop-culture entertainment. Though you won't find any of these imaginary locations in the real world, Doyle's vivid depictions bring the illusion a few steps closer to life.
Clear some room on your wall and check out the latest edition of ten beautiful screenprints and illustrations inspired by Batman, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, The Dark Tower, Rick and Morty, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and Howl's Moving Castle.
Doyle's fantastic work is celebrated in UnReal Estate V, a solo exhibition on view May 6-28 at Spoke Art in New York City. Unframed and framed prints and variants are available at the Spoke website.
Here's the official press release:
SPOKE NYC is pleased to welcome back gallery artist Tim Doyle for his fifth solo exhibition, debuting for the very first time in New York City. For this year’s installment of his on-going “UnReal Estate” series, Doyle has tackled all new locations from cinema and television’s most popular cult classics, re-imagining their locales in his signature illustrative style.
Since its conception in 2012, Doyle has tackled a wide range of famous pop culture locales, ranging from the wildly popular and recognizable to the more underground and cult-classic. For this new body of work, Doyle has covered some of his most beloved shows like The Simpsons while exploring new territories like Hayao Miyazaki’s Howls Moving Castle. This is the first installment of his UnReal Estate series that he’s blended television and cinema, which makes for a truly unique display.
Comprised of a total of ten designs, Doyle has created both original pen and ink drawings as well as hand-pulled screen prints (with accompanying variant editions) Starting with hand-drawn illustrations, Doyle then scans and digitally colors in his original illustrations. From there he screen-prints all his editions in-house at his Austin studio, Nakatomi. With immense precision and craftsmanship, Doyle utilizes clever printing techniques such as split fountains and glow in the dark inks to add a special element to each design. A veritable display, “UnReal Estate V” truly showcases the artist’s ranging talents as both an illustrator and screen-printer.
Take a tour of Doyle's 2017 prints in the gallery below and pick out a new fantasy destination for your own home.