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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

)

In 2017, Beijing’s recycling system was known to be highly efficient, if controversial. Huge mounds of waste were sorted by people living on site, in small dwellings, amongst the decay.

Beijing
(
2018
)

A future design for London; dreamy elevated cycle paths weave amongst buildings and across the city, passing by Star Lane DLR station.

London Town
(
2015
)

The first North Korean female pilot is depicted flying through the air. I was told she had dinner with Kim Il Sung in a hidden bunker, inside a wooded valley. Legend has it that black dragons also once lived in the valley, and that they danced in the white clouds.

Pyongyang
(
2019
)
My latest work is based on two weeks spent walking through as much of Pyongyang as is possible for a foreign tourist. The result is an intricately detailed hand-drawn panorama that pulls back the curtain on a city routinely shrouded in mystery.
The Guardian

Journaling

the spirit of the age.

Building palimpsests

of the past, present

and future