"I make walks
materialise my walk texts.
This means that without a walk, there can be no material results.
The weight of the material (things)
may vary from the weight of one paper page in a small note book
to about 6 or 7 kilos for one framed photo text work.
The art works exist
but all of the walks are past events. Each walk has a life of its own. Impermanence.
I am protected by the memories of my walks".
(from: Words from Walks, Courtesy Parafin, 2019)
Leading up to the event held around the English artist Hamish Fulton (1946), being organized in May/June 2023 by ARTisBOOK and Galerie Block C in corporation with Peter Foolen (bookdesign, publishing & editions), we are already introducing you his artistry with the beautiful and fascinating work. Fulton no longer has its own website. We hope this will also fill the void and you will here be informed about the event.
Fulton opts for a direct physical contact with nature and a commitment to the unspoiled landscape. Between 1967 and 1973, Fulton matured the idea of focusing his art exclusively on walks. Fulton himself proclaimed his walks his only true works of art. For Fulton, hiking is an art form in itself and the hikes are invisible objects. During his walks, he takes photographs and numerous short notes. After the walk, the photographs and texts are sparsely incorporated into objects through which Fulton attempts to share his walking experience with the public: drawings, sculptural diagrams, photographs, typographically texts directly to the wall, maps, (graphic) editions, artists' books and -pages, posters and invitations cards. The role of the artist is that of filtering the personal experiences and emotions, giving back to the viewer a synthetic and poetic report.
invitation card, Peter Foolen Editions, Eindhoven, 2015