Artist FULLER returns for his second solo exhibition at The Palm Tree Gallery on Portobello Road. This exhibition of original art, playfully named ‘GET LOST’, will include his intricate maps as well as exclusive new works. FULLER’s prints have been added to permanent collections at The British Library and Museum of London. Right now his work is featuring on 2016’s The Apprentice and has been covered by BBC News, Wired and Vice Magazines. FULLER creates cartographical love letters that narrate the identity of human environments. Using extensive research, exploration, local knowledge and lived experience, he draws out their history and complex personalities. His meticulous ink drawings constitute a kaleidoscope of comments on contemporary culture and society, entwined with curiosities, factoids, personal memories, stories and humour.
“I’ve always been an explorer. As a young boy, I would cycle for days in the countryside, exploring housing estates and climbing their brutalist structures. As an adult, I’ve been lost in the Siberian wilderness, driven the length of India and climbed the High Atlas Mountains in winter. But my real love is for urban environments: their infinite possibilities and frenetic energy offer the ideal platform for observing contemporary society. Drawing emotive maps provides me with the opportunity to physically investigate our existence whilst making visually engaging art. They tell stories, provoke conversation or debate, and celebrate the identity of places in all their glory.”
A selection of original maps and fine art prints will be exhibited alongside other socially insightful work by FULLER. A bold art piece, DUTY PAID will be on display, which investigates the subtle power and invisible influence generated at the nexus of nicotine and branding. In this piece, FULLER reworks cigarette boxes into tombstones to create an attention-grabbing memento mori. We are delighted to be releasing an edition of DUTY PAID prints at this exhibition.