Marc Hulson

About Marc Hulson

"In Marc Hulson's work the historical line of Romantic painting, (beginning at the end of the 18th century and continuing at the beginning of the 21st, considerably frayed) crosses a notional line (a horizontal one if you will) connecting painting, literature, photography, comic strip art, horror films and home video recordings. Marc's characters, trapped in their own melancholy world as if in amber, are not so much versions of the artist but more the subjects of his voyeuristic attention, and seem to represent shadowy corners of the imagination - here embedded in the devices of painting. If Marc's landscapes are reminiscent of illustrations to Poe's outdoor stories, they also have something to say about abstraction. If his encounters with aliens occur not as in Close Encounters but in tenement blocks and woodland bunkers, this is the fruit not only of a gothic cast of mind but also of an urbane awareness of narrative technique and of the importance of photography in contemporary culture."
David Lillington (from the introduction to the publication 'Welcome to the Secret Lands and the Secret Worlds' 2000)

Marc Hulson is a visual artist based in London. He works primarily with the media of painting and drawing.

He is a co-founder and active member of the London based artists' co-operative Five Years. He is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Central St Martins, University of the Arts

Current and upcoming exhibitions
3rd - 11th December 2015 : 'What is Voice?' Portman Gallery, London
Other news pending

Solo & Duo exhibitions


'Good Tidings', Five Years, London


'One room is never clean but its dirt must become irrelevant', Hovel, London


'Maskwork', Five Years, London (with Esther Planas)


'Untitled Sequence 1998-2007', Five Years, London
Outline Foundation, Art Prague, Vystavni sin Manes, Prague (with Dirk Jan Jager)


'El Diablo en la Pintura', Club der Polnischen Versager, Berlin (with Esther Planas)


don'tmiss, Frankfurt


Danielle Arnaud, London (with Esther Planas)


'A thousand moonlit kisses', Five Years, London


accident, London

Selected group exhibitions


'Fragment/Figments' collaboration with Paul Curran, Five Years, London


'Lines in Drawings', (curated by Dustiin Ericksen), 43 Inverness Steet, London
'Artists Merchandising Art', Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin


'Fraternise - The Salon', Beaconsfield, London
'The Weaklings' (curated by Dennis Cooper), Five Years, London
'Peeping Tom' (curated by Keith Coventry), Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
'The Magic Sexy Templeloch of Wonderspirit', Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin


'Transcendenz Inc Unlimited' (curated by Rene Luckhardt & Heike Kelter), Autocentre, Berlin
'Peeping Tom' (curated by Keith Coventry), Vegas, London
'Supernatural' (curated by Dan Hays), Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
'Best of Invites', Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin
'East End Promise', Londonnewcasttle Project Space, London


'Paper Rules', Apartment Drashcan, Vienna
'Transcendenz Inc Unlimited', The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin
'Free Association', Area 53, Vienna
'May Day: The Dark Times' (curated by Paul Sakoilsky), F-ish, Hastings


'Garden of the Sleep of Love', Five Years, London
'Underwood', Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin


'Spectre vs Rector', The Residence Gallery, London
'Climate of Change', 235 Union Street, London
'Goo Goo Muck', Five Years, London


'Viewing Club 09', Sezession Wichtelgasse, Vienna
'Frenzy: L'art decoratif d'aujord hui', The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone
'Viewing Club Live', Lovelite / Autocenter, Berlin


'Balmoral versus Mainstream / Spor Klubu', Zweiter Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin
'Crow' (curated by AAS), The Custard Factory, Birmingham


'Vinyl 2', Redux, London
'Black' (curated by Erich Weiss), Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris
'Pub Crawl', 39, London
'Sunrise / Sunset' (curated by Amanda Church & Courtney Martin), Smack Mellon Gallery, New York
'I can c my way home' (curated by Tariq Alvi & Michael Curran), Spacex Gallery, Exeter


'Tender Prey', Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
'Spacemen', M.O.T. Gallery, London
'Science Fiction Double Feature' (curated by AAS), UCE, Birmingham


'Silence and Darkness', Outline, Amsterdam
'Fata Morgana', Five Years, London


'Fata Morgana' (curated by Hilde Teerlinck), E.S.A.P., Perpignan
'America', Gallery Westland Place, London
'Skank' (curated by Edward Winkleman), Plus Ultra Gallery, New York
'Big Blue' (curated by Peter Lewis), Century City, Tate Modern, London


'The Redroom', Five Years, London
'There is plenty of sunshine in summer', Outline, Amsterdam
'Dark Pop', Five Years, London


'Interior/Interior', Danielle Arnaud, London


'Silent Movies', Five Years, London
'Playing And Reality', Salon II, London
'What Is A Photograph?', Five Years, London
'United in Death' (curated by Susan Morris), Cambridge Darkroom Gallery


'Big Blue' (curated by Peter Lewis), Coins, London
'accident', accident, London


'Infanta', The View, Liverpool


'Miniatures', The Agency, London


The Infanta of Castile, London
Raum fur Neue Kunst, Zurich


'Brit Art', (curated by Christopher Bledowski & Paulo Bianchi), Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland


Selected Work