From his small town beginnings to jet-setting around the world, Tim Shepheard celebrates the fame and glamour of the ‘Icon’ with a quiet nod to his country town ‘kitschy’ roots. Having sold work both locally and internationally, Tim’s dedication to his unique style of work never ceases to captivate and amaze.
Exhibiting professionally since 2000, it’s the merging of Tim’s eye for detail together with his perception of visual imagery, that has led his artwork to evolve into such a unique and detailed style. Tim’s mosaic portraits of 20th century icons are meticulously created dot by dot from vintage magazines.
Hunting down magazines relating to the subject is paramount. The image itself is entirely created with dots similar to the way old newspaper pictures were printed. By applying this same principal, an image emerges made from tiny 5 cent-sized pictures and words. It is sort of like turning pre-digital printing back on itself.
Tim gained his Diploma in Theatre Crafts at NIDA in 2001 and jumped straight into the film industry. His career as a fabricator for a Melbourne-based creature workshop has seen him apply his talents to various TV, Film and international Arena spectaculars including: King Kong – The Musical, Star Wars – Episode III, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular and How To Train Your Dragon – The Arena Spectacular.
Tim Shepheard Collection
ArtBoy Gallery – 99 Greville Street, Prahran
Exhibition continues to 30 June 2013
For more information, visit: www.artboygallery.com for details.
Image: Tim Shepheard, marilyn monroe 1964 life magazine 122 x 124 cm vintage paper, wood, varnish