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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

(

2022

)

Pink Floyd floated Algie the pig above Battersea Powerstation in 1976 to create their album artwork. A gust of wind broke Algie free, the pig eventually landing in a field in Kent, upsetting a herd of cows.

London Town
(
2015
)

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
)

Adjacent to Purbeck’s many nature reserves on the south shore of Poole Harbour is Wytch Farm, shown here with a witch’s hat atop a building. Surprisingly, this site is the largest onshore oil field in western Europe.

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