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!
1. 1960’s Andy Warhol Exhibition poster .
2. 1970’s Lucio Fontana poster for the Etzold collection.
3. 1960’s Frank Stella poster for the Lincoln Festival.
4. 1960’s Niki De Saint Phalle Exhibition poster.
5. 1980’s Jean Dubuffet exhibition poster.
6. 1970’s Albertine Millet Exhibition poster.
Over the summer Alan Fears has been busy beavering away on a new project bringing his ‘followers’ to life.
‘You’re a follower, I’m a follower, we’re all followers following each other…
The followers concept is an exercise in how we perceive one another. In my mind, when I visualise a group of followers, I see a mixed bag of stereotypes, a sea of gormless faces waiting vacantly for a cue or command. They’re not real people, they don’t have thoughts and feelings, they’re just followers, strangers, faces, things. Yet, the longer I look at the random selection of beings, the more they become individuals, personalities. Just like pets, you start to humanise these strange faces, and in time you begin to adopt a favourite or two. At some point you start to search for yourself in the crowd, and that may in fact be the true reason why some of us chose to follow each other in the first place.’ Alan Fears 2016
We’re excited to announce that the ‘Followers’ have been selected to exhibit at this years Nottingham Castle Open from 22nd October to 8th January.