London, United Kingdom, 1946.
His initial educational training was at Hammersmith College of Art. From 1966 to 1968, he studied sculpture at St. Martin’s Art College in London and from1968 to 1969 at Royal College of Art in the British capital.
Fulton is considered the heir of British landscape painting; his oeuvre has been related to conceptual artwork and he is renowned as being at the forefront of the British land artist movement. He began to take his first steps at the onset of the decade of the seventies. He bases his work on the hikes that form part of his own artistic concept and which could last a day or even several weeks. At the outset, he composed his physical and emotional experience of the landscape in black and white using a 35-mm camera. Afterwards, he made a series of sequenced photos on a large scale and with a range of deep tones, often accompanied with printed letters. These annotations may refer to the duration or the date of the hike, the climatological conditions or the emotions experienced during the route. In this way, the viewer can participate in these feelings and experience others of their own, always related to the landscape. Encounters, visions, strong emotions form an important part of these projects.
He is one of the standout and unclassifiable contemporary artists. In his work, there is a poetic imagination that indicates the route to be taken, a feeling towards nature through the subjectivity which echoes the names, the water’s forms, the wind and voices. Fulton makes the routes his own, establishing a physical and mental relationship with nature. His images create a dialogue with the spoken word, the poetic nature of names and the time for walking, the memory of the stroll and the landscape’s topography. He often comments that after several days’ hiking, he feels that he thinks more clearly, that questions come to mind that he tries to answer quickly. He goes boldly where he feet take him and this forms part of his vital life experience.
He has already taken in many parts of the world on his rambles (Mexico, Nepal, Australia, India, Spain…). He juggles his walks with the creation of photographic images, travel logs, installations, exhibitions. His work is renowned and exhibited in museums throughout the world.
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