‘When Misery Gets the Better of You’ is a collection of selected works on paper by the artist Alan Fears.
These vibrant paintings offer snapshots of human behaviour with their frailties and absurdities yet with a sympathetic view of the human race. The whimsical narratives encapsulate joy and warmth with the power to uplift.
Alan Fears (b. 1974) is an emerging British artist who last year was shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize, and was also selected for the 2018 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.
'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.'