About

Marc Hulson is a London based visual artist.

His practice is devoted primarily to painting and drawing and is informed by a longstanding engagement with experimental, speculative and supernatural fiction. Since 1998 his work has focussed on the development of a lexicon of imagery, organised around a principal of alternation between the spectral and the visceral, and on the pictorial tension generated by this relationship.

He also practices collaboratively in diverse fields (moving image, sound, installation, performance) and contributes to the programme at Five Years, a London-based artists’ association and project-space. His work has been exhibited at public, private and independent galleries in the U.K. and internationally. He is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art at Central St Martins.

EDUCATION:

M.A. Fine Art: Goldsmiths College, University of London.

B.A. (Hons) Fine Art (Painting): North Staffordshire Polytechnic

SOLO & DUO / COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS:

 2015

‘What is Voice?’, Portman Gallery, London (with Samia Malik)

 2014

The Yellow Sleep’, Kunstverein Heppenheim, Germany

‘Bubblegum’s Funeral’, Punk & Sheep, London (with Paul Curran)

 2010

‘Good Tidings’, Five Years, London

 2009

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

 2008

‘Maskwork’, Five Years, London (with Esther Planas)

2007

‘Untitled Sequence 1998-2007’, Five Years, London

Outline Foundation, Art Prague, Vystavni sin Manes, Prague (with Dirk Jan Jager)

2006

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

2001

don’tmiss, Frankfurt

2000

Danielle Arnaud, London (with Esther Planas)

1999

‘A thousand moonlit kisses’, Five Years, London

1997

accident, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017

‘Annihilation Event’ (curated by Louisa Minkin), Lethaby Gallery, London

‘Luxury Complex: Repossession’ (with Lisa Cradduck, Dean Kenning, Andy Sharp), Five Years, London

‘Perhaps you can’t even begin to imagine’ (curated by Rolin E Blok), Stocq72, Brussels

 2015

‘Luxury Complex: Remembering Satan’ (with Lisa Cradduck, Dean Kenning, Andy Sharp), Five Years, London

 2014

‘Death and Dying’, MAG3, Vienna (curated by David Lillington)

3AM: wonder, paranoia and the restless night’ (curated by Angela Kingston), Chapter, Cardiff;

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Penzance; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

2013

3AM: wonder, paranoia and the restless night’ (curated by Angela Kingston), The Bluecoat, Liverpool

‘Behind the Eyes’ (curated by Beth Harland), Gallery North, Newcastle

Fragments’, Five Years, London

2012

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

2011

‘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

2010

‘Transzendenz 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

2009

‘Paper Rules’, Apartment Drashcan, Vienna

‘Transzendenz Inc Unlimited’, The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin

‘Free Association’, Area 53, Vienna

‘May Day: The Dark Times’ (curated by Paul Sakoilsky), F-ish, Hastings

2008

‘Garden of the Sleep of Love’, Five Years, London

‘Underwood’, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin

Awopbopaloobop’, Transition Gallery, London

 2007

‘Spectre vs Rector’, The Residence Gallery, London

‘Climate of Change’, 235 Union Street, London

‘Goo Goo Muck’, Five Years, London

 2006

‘Viewing Club 09’, Sezession Wichtelgasse, Vienna

‘Frenzy: L’art decoratif d’aujord’hui’, The Metropole Galleries, Folkestone

‘Viewing Club Live’, Lovelite / Autocenter, Berlin

2005

‘Balmoral versus Mainstream / Spor Klubu’, Zweiter Berliner Kunstsalon, Berlin

‘Crow’ (curated by AAS), The Custard Factory, Birmingham

 2004

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

 

2003

‘Tender Prey’, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

‘Spacemen’, M.O.T. Gallery, London

‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ (curated by AAS), UCE, Birmingham

 2002

‘Silence and Darkness’, Outline, Amsterdam

Fata Morgana’, Five Years, London

2001

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

 2000

‘The Redroom’, Five Years, London

‘There is plenty of sunshine in summer’, Outline, Amsterdam

‘Dark Pop’, Five Years, London

 1999

‘Interior/Interior’, Danielle Arnaud, London

1998

‘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

1997

‘Big Blue’ (curated by Peter Lewis), Coins, London

‘accident’, accident, London

 1995

‘Infanta’, The View, Liverpool

 1994

‘Miniatures’, The Agency, London

 1993

The Infanta of Castile, London

Raum fur Neue Kunst, Zurich

 1992

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

VISUAL PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLISHED WRITING:

Cover painting for the novel Left Hand by Paul Curran, Civil Coping Mechanisms 2014

‘Faraway So Close’ (text on Dan Hays), Turps magazine, Autumn / Winter 2008

‘There Will be Guests at the Hall’, Underwood (collaborative publication with Anouchka Grose, Mathew Hale, Susan Morris, Esther Planas), Five Years, London 2008

‘(Four by Four (1))’, Five Years Periodical Vol 1, No. 2, Five Years, London 2007

‘The Hangman and the Black and White Minstrel’, illustrations to the story by Cedar Lewisohn, Frozen Tears III, Article Press 2007

‘Structure and Drift’, interview with Dennis Cooper, untitled drawings and paintings, Metal Magazine, Summer 2006

Untitled drawing & ‘A Beginning’ (text in collaboration with Susan Morris), included in Tender Prey, publication accompanying the exhibition at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam 2003

Untitled drawing, included in Volume no. 0, Zing Magazine Publications, New York 2002

‘Edward Dorrian: Contingency and Incident’, article for Filmwaves Magazine no. 18, London 2002

Untitled drawings, included in Dark Star nos. 1.2 & 3, published by Esther Planas in association with Five Years, London / Barcelona 1999-2001

 Welcome to the Secret Lands and the Secret Worlds (joint publication with Esther Planas and introductory essay by David Lillington), Danielle Arnaud, London 2000

Untitled Sequence no. 1 (solo publication – drawings and text), Five Years, London 1999

Catalogue introduction, Perfume, Danielle Arnaud, London 1999

Untitled text and drawings, included in United in Death, Cambridge Darkroom Publications 1998

REVIEWS / BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Simon Crump, ‘Luxury Complex: Remembering Satan’, 3:AM Magazine, April 2015

Shuyu Guo, ‘3AM: wonder, paranoia and the restless night at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff’, Thewalesweekly.wordpress.com, February 2014

Angela Kingston, ‘3AM: wonder, paranoia and the restless night’, 3AM, Liverpool University Press 2013

Steffan Jones-Hughes, ‘3AM: wonder, paranoia and the restless night’, CCQ Magazine, Winter 2013

Anneka French, ‘3AM’, Thisistomorrow.info, October 2013

Mike Pinnington,‘Up all night? The Bluecoat gets restless after dark’, Creativetourist.com, October 2013

Beth Harland (editor), Behind the Eyes – Making Pictures, RGAP 2013

Heike Kelter, Rene Luckhardt (editors), Transzendenz Inc., Transzendenz Inc Imprint 2010

Sophie Hill, ‘Supernatural’, Postcardwall.wordpress.com, November 2010

Peter Lewis, ‘London Calling’, East End Promise, Our History 2010

Alexander Lass, ‘Die Couch als Lebensmittelpunkt’, Artmagazine.cc, June 2009

Ole Hagen, ‘The Placebo of Love’, Five Years Periodical Vol 2, No. 1, Five Years, London 2008

David Selden, ‘Underwood’, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, February 2008

Alex Michon, ‘Darkling Dream Home’, The Critical Friend, Summer 2007

David Lillington, ‘Ghosts, Magic, Enchantment’, Metropolis M, April 2006

Aernoot Hagen & Dirk Jan Jager, Introduction, Do it Yourself – Outline Projecten 2001 / 2002, Stichting Outline 2004

Esther Planas, ‘Post – Porno’, AB Magazine, October 2004

Arjan Reinders, ‘Erotische kunst, suggestieve seks, Nick Cave en Kylie Mynogue‘, Tubelight 29, November 2003

Cedar Lewisohn, ‘Crime Scene Investigation’, LAB 04, Autumn / Winter 2002

Pascale Ammar-Khodja, ‘Fata Morgana aux Beaux-Arts’, L’Art vues, Dec 01 / Jan 02

S. Wise, ‘The Many Meanings of Skank’, wburg.com, vol. 1, no. 4, Summer 2001

Holland Cotter, ‘Skank’, New York Times, June 1 2001

Martin Herbert, ‘The Red Room’, Time Out, Nov 29 – Dec 6 2000

Erik Hagoort, ‘Geboduurde eerste klooertje sperma, de Volkskrant, 26 July 2000

David Lillington, ‘Esther Planas – Marc Hulson’, Welcome to the Secret Lands and the Secret Worlds,

Danielle Arnaud 2000

Paul O’Kane, ‘London’, Circa, Autumn 1999

Martin Herbert, ‘Marc Hulson’, Time Out, July 7-14 1999

Paul O’Kane, ‘Interior Interior’, Contemporary Visual Arts, April 1999

Mark Currah, ‘Silent Movies’, Time Out, January 1999

Gilda Williams, ‘What is a Photograph’, Art Monthly, September 1998

Martin Herbert, ‘Playing and Reality’, Time Out, July 1998

Morgan Falconer, ‘Silence makes a moving key to the subconscious’, Highbury and Islington Express, July 1998

Naomi Siderfin, Introduction, Occupational Hazard – Critical Writing on Recent British Art, Black Dog Publishing 1998

Tania Guha, ‘The Infanta of Castile’, Time Out, June 1993

David Lillington, ‘The Infanta of Castile’, Time Out, June 1992

Annelise Zwez, ‘Brit Art’, Artis Magazine, June 1992

Simon Maurer, ‘Pelz und Plastic – Typisch Britisch’, Zurich Tages Anzeiger, Nov 1991