Surf artist Damian Fulton.

A portrait of the artist: Damian Fulton.


The Inertia

You won’t find any serene beach scenes in the paintings of Los Angeles artist Damian Fulton. His world, crammed with battling surfers and billowing smoke stacks, reflects his long tortured romance with dysfunctional urban-coast life.

The proximity of one of the world’s most diverse and congested cities to the Pacific provides fertile material for Damian’s unique take on the California dream. Car chases, surfer girls with guns, noir nostalgia, a visual narrative that reads like conceptual art for a drama filled surf movie. Damian’s twisted ride down PCH presents a chaotic seaside culture, where Surf City is way more Gotham than groovy.

Through books, magazines, and exhibits, his work has reached Tokyo, New York, France, Germany, Canada, Spain, Hawaii, and Brazil. View more of Fulton’s work at DamianFulton.com.