Galerie Thomas Schulte under the title INSIGNIFICANT INSECT ? presents the first solo exhibition at the gallery by walking artist Hamish Fulton. Since first setting out in 1969, he has covered thousands of miles with his walks in various countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. During his walks, the artist takes but a few photographs and handwrites some notes. Back at home, he draws from his memories to craft minimal, graphically austere drawings, small wooden objects as well as large murals with text that provides basic factual information about a walk—when and where it took place and, for example, what the moon or the weather was like.
The gallery's main exhibition space features seven of Fulton's large colourful wall texts. An additional mural—the artist's most recent work—is installed in the gallery's nine metre high Corner Space and visible through the windows from afar. Separate from the main part of the exhibition, the gallery's Window Space is used by the artist for a display of selected photographs, prints, works on paper and works on wood. The comprehensive exhibition makes reference to altogether 55 of the artist's walks between 1992 and 2020.
Press release courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.