Häusler Contemporary

Hamish Fulton at Villa Merkel, Esslingen

Hamish Fulton at Villa Merkel, Esslingen

Hamish Fulton
»Walking Transformation«
Villa Merkel, Esslingen
Opening: March 9, 2014
Exhibition until June 8, 2014

Hamish Fulton, born 1948 in London, is working on an extremely self-contained work. It is very poetical and testifies to a molded, authentical and cosmopolitan attitude.
Hamish Fulton is transforming the »walking« into a new art form since more than 40 years: the »walks«. He is creating artworks by walking. He undertakes walks on every continent on the earth, for example »From coast to coast« over the British isles, and transforms them. On the basis of notations and photographs collected while walking he creates wall drawings, wall paintings, photographs, texts or objects. They can be read as universally valid artistic forms of consolidation of diversity from original and direct relationships of human beings to the earth, but also as a passive protest against urban societies who alienate humans from nature. »No Walk, no Art« is Hamish Fultons uncompromising description for his way of working.
Inherently the walk is seen as a work. Fulton constitutes himself in the poles of strain and recreation, concentration and distraction, stress and regeneration, experience and adventure. Hamish Fulton is looking for comprehension, not for prospects. For him, walking is also a form of self-assurance.
The exhibition in Esslingen is being preceded by Walks in India. They will constitute the nucleus of the exhibition, complemented by a few works from earlier Actions. Far more than a half of the works featured at the exhibition in Esslingen will have been newly created for this occasion.

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