'Room to Manoeuvre' is a collection of paintings by the artist Alan Fears.
These paintings offer snapshots of human behaviour within everyday environments, seemingly mundane yet capturing whimsical narratives.
Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who is shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, 2018.
'A naive artist, a graphic artist, a pop artist... I am a slice of each. My style is simple and direct. The theme in most of my art revolves around reminding myself, and everybody else, how great and stupid humans can be and therefore how great and stupid life can be.
I try to communicate the idea that we are all equally ridiculous and that none of us should take ourselves seriously. Seriousness can 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.'