“At the age of 38 I decided to paint like it was 1989,” says multidisciplinary artist Alan Fears. We’ve written about Alan previously for his expression filled paper mache heads, but this time the artist has applied his paintbrush to canvas with brilliant results..
“As an only child growing up in the 1980s, I spent a lot of time drawing caricatures of pop stars, movie stars, fictional people, and imaginary worlds” says Alan.
The underlying message in each of the artist’s work is positivity. “Thematically, I try to communicate the idea that we are all equally ridiculous and that none of us should take ourselves, or art for that matter, seriously. Serious people are the ones who ruin the experience of life, limit enjoyment and bum everyone out. The pointlessness in life is the point to life, that’s how it appears to me.” .
1. 1970’s French Gold and Marble Koi lamps.
2. 1970’s Italian White Onyx column lamps.
3. 1960’s British Ceramic Lamps by Bernard Rooke.
4. 1970’s Swedish Brass and cane lamps by Bergboms.
5. 1960’s French sculptural resin lamps.
6. 1970’s American textured ceramic lamps.
1. ‘486 Followers’, painting by Alan Fears.
2. ‘382 Followers’, painting by Alan Fears.
3. ‘101 Followers’, painting by Alan Fears.
4. ‘321 Followers’, painting by Alan Fears.
5. ’91 Followers’, painting by Alan Fears.
The Grapple Cabinet is a bespoke piece of art furniture by the artist Alan Fears. The design is a loose hand drawn bodyscape illustration depicting long arms wrapped around the cabinet.
1. 1980’s rug designed by Robert Jacobsen for Axminster Ege, Denmark, 1988.
2. 1960’s textured rug designed by V’Soske, USA.
3. 1980’s rug designed by Preben Hornung for Axminster Ege, Denmark, 1986.
The Metropolis Cabinet is a bespoke piece of art furniture by the artist Alan Fears. The design is a loose hand drawn cityscape illustration which depicts a modern urban landscape. There is an assortment of buildings and businesses like Antiques shops, banks, meat empires and diet burger bars!