Comic Book Characters and Monsters invade Saddleback College Art Gallery!

Student walks into gallery minutes before closing time

Anibal Santos-Maldonado

Damian Fulton‘s Retrospective Liquid Chapters opened this Tuesday in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. His collection highlights his works from student Artist to professional Artist working for major magazine publishers.

The exhibition is set in chronological order titled Chapters. His collection includes artworks from early childhood all the way to the present body of work which has been shown in galleries across L.A.

Fulton who grew up in Orange County has worked as a comic Artist and animator for Marvel Comics and Disney before entering the Fine arts.

Fulton’s current art infuses California surf culture with characters from Hollywood films using the skills that helped make him an animator and illustrator.

Curator Bob Rickerson commented that the show was being well received for its first day. “It brings back memories of nostalgia and it comes out in his work,” said Rickerson when asked how he would describe the art work.

Fulton’s recent paintings are overcrowded with activity and may require multiple viewings. “You have to come back to see it again, there are a lot of hidden images in his work,” said Rickerson.

Rickerson informed The Lariat, that Fulton will do a demonstration of his painting practice on a mosaic piece inside the Saddleback College Art Gallery this Saturday August 8th from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The demonstration will end with the Fulton taking questions and comments regarding his art.

Liquid Chapters

Located at Saddleback College Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Complex

Mon. Tue. Wed. 12:00-4:00

Thurs. 4:00 – 8:00

Sat. 10:00 – 2:00 (when open)

Damian Fulton’s art echos classic Holloywood films and Illustrator’s such as Norman Rockwell and Tim Burton

Fulton’s paintings give the impression of movement despite being static on the wall.

Fulton’s surfing lifestyle always makes its way into the art.

His current body of work features painting on non-traditional surfaces.