May 3 – July 27, 2012 at the Vincent Price Art Museum
Bolton, born in Bristol, England was given his first camera by his stepfather at age 10. An obsession with clay animation led to a fine art degree specializing in time-based media. Postgraduate studies in film followed at the Birmingham Center for Media Arts, during which time he started his own company providing animation, video and photography workshops.
Training future animators transitioned into the creation of atmospheric environments, with work in music video in London, which eventually lead to Los Angeles, and a career in film and television.
Subsequently, it was at night when the best of his work came into focus. Camera in hand, he began trespassing throughout urban underbellies “finding light in the darkest of corners” and using it to paint what would ordinarily be seen as a drab landscape. Most of his most cherished images have been created in unknown corners of cities worldwide, in the deepest hours of the night. This work hangs in many personal collections and has been honored with Fine Art and Landscape Photography awards from LA Municipal Gallery and the Lucie Foundation.