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As a painter, Damian Fulton looks outside the bubble of surf art and its recurrent imagery of aloha prints, woody wagons, and peeling pointbreaks. “That’s never been my experience,” says the Los Angeles based painter. “Down here, it’s freaky just getting to the beach.”