We had the good fortune of connecting with Fulton Boggs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Fulton, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
For quite some time I have wanted to be a successful artist but have never had any real support so I decided to start my own immersive exhibit. Being a self taught artist with no connections, it was very difficult to gain exposure. Several artists and gallery owners told me my work would not do well. The artwork I have sold was priced very low. Hardly anyone has seen my sculptures that have been hiding in my home and I wanted to get them out in the public eye. Opening an exhibit was the best way to have my art appreciated and valued. My vision for an immersive exhibit has been swimming around in my head for years. I hope that not being able to sell my artwork at a good price will be a blessing in disguise because I now have enough sculptures to fill out a whole space with multiple rooms. I’m very excited that I am finally able to open this immersive exhibit.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My attention to detail and obsession with realism is what I’m most proud of. Definitely wasn’t easy to create these art pieces. Painting photo-realism taught me to have an extreme attention to detail and helped me transition into making hyper-realistic sculptures. I’ve learned being slow and meticulous when creating is the best technique to go with for realism. I’d like people to know a ton of time and effort has gone into creating my masterpieces.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a best friend I’d take them to all the top food spots in Los Angeles. I know tons of great restaurants. We would try a wide variety of cuisines from different cultures.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My parents deserve recognition for always supporting me pursing a career as an artist and telling me I could be a huge success.
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