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Purposeful Wandering

Gareth Fuller is an artist and explorer. His work acts as a layered gaze into the identity of urban and rural places, transcribing their personal, geographical, and social meanings into what he calls ‘maps of the mind’. The results of these transcriptions are vast and intricate hand-drawn compositions – a series of visual portraits that express his personal and purposeful wanderings. 

JOURNEYING INTO THE ART OF PLACE. UNRAVELLING STORIES. BECOMING LOST IN DISCOVERY.

For many, this imposing landmark, The Ryugyong Hotel is the signature building of Pyongyang. Part science -fiction, part pyramid, the shadow cast by this mega-structure reaches across people’s minds as it does across the city.

Pyongyang
(
2019
)

A universal thirst for beer defines North Korea’s selection of breweries and microbreweries. This imagined site is included as a feature from a district I was not allowed to visit.

Pyongyang
(
2019
)

There are many legends surrounding the village of Harman’s Cross and its name. One tells of a man named Harman – a murderer hung at the crossroads. Why a village would be named after a murderer’s execution remains a mystery.

Purbeck
(
2010
)
No longer able to walk hundreds of miles to create his hand-drawn maps, the Beijing-based artist Fuller is charting his thoughts – and the global crisis – while stuck indoors.
The Guardian

Journaling

the spirit of the age.

Building palimpsests

of the past, present

and future