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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.

New work

Shanghai

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2022

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By the sixth ring road of Beijing, I witnessed an unusual marriage proposal. The bride-to-be’s ring was delivered by an aeroplane. This eye-witness story has been future proofed – the ring bearer is now a drone.

Beijing
(
2018
)

A flying fist outside the gates of Lu Xun Park depicts the scene from Bruce Lee’s film, Fist of Fury, set in 1910, where he destroys a sign telling Chinese people that only foreigners can enter the gardens. Inside the park, a bomb and flags signify an explosion set by a Korean activist that killed members of the Japanese army in 1932.

Shanghai
(
2022
)

This detail shows the headquarters of Chinese Central Television, a building that resembles a pair of trousers. To the right, it includes Citic Tower, known locally as China Zun - Zun meaning a type of ceremonial Chinese wine chalice, thus the image of the wine bottle, with glasses at its base.

Beijing
(
2018
)
His research often begins with comprehensive walks -- sometimes amounting to hundreds of miles -- through alleyways, along highways and via buildings and cultural landmarks.
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Journaling

the spirit of the age.

Building palimpsests

of the past, present

and future