David Van Gough

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About David Van Gough

Welcome to my Patreon!

“Soon you will be where your own eyes will see the source and cause and give you their own answer to the mystery.”
― Dante Alighieri, Inferno


Hello pilgrim. You are now standing at the precipice of a deep and dark well. As you peer into the murky abyss your vision is drawn to fleeting glimpses of movement which begin to adopt colors and shapes that somehow both delight and dismay.

Each image flashing before your eyes weave themselves into a primal incantation that hypnotically entices you in. Before you know it, you’re perilously close to tumbling into this well full of decadent imaginings and esoteric knowledge.

I, David Van Gough, humbly invite you to join me on this descent of creation that I’ve now been traveling for over two decades. If you decide to join me on this journey you’ll be given the keys to doors that will creak and groan as they are rarely opened to the eyes of others.

These doors, once opened, will reveal the multi-layered process behind my creative endeavors. From the esoteric tomes I delve into for inspiration and the alchemical rituals each creation spawns, to the tenuous relationship I have with my feline familiar.

Your generous patronage will pull back the veil and give you glimpses of the man, of his demons and how they coalesce into a well spring of imagination poured forth from the creative vessel. I do hope you take up a key and unlock one of my circles. I know you will find the fall exhilarating. See you inside.


Bio


David is an artist originally from Ireland, now living and working in California.

Using allegory and alchemy to chronicle a heightened sense of mortality, and the subconscious mind, his work is an emotional and spiritual excavation for purpose.

An Honoree Artist of 2010 at the San Diego Art Institute, his work has been hosted in a succession of solo and featured showcases on both sides of the Atlantic, including major exhibits at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Stephen Romano gallery (NY), Gregorio Escalante and Copro gallery (LA)  Bash Contemporary (SF) and Dark Art Emporium

His Hyaena gallery exhibit “Man/son and the haunting of the American Madonna” was featured as part of the critically acclaimed documentary “Serial Killer Culture” by John Borowski, now streaming on Amazon Prime.

In 2019, his work was used as the official “Uncanny” trophy award for the Phenomena horror cine festival in São Paulo.

Currently he lives and works from his studio in Julian, CA, where he is preparing his next solo exhibit;”Infernal-The Denouement", the third series in a trinity of works, to be shown at the Dark Art Emporium, 2021.
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INFERNAL-THE DENOUEMENT

ABOUT THE PROJECT
My Patreon will initially concentrate on the third and final act, in a series of three showcases, which follow on directly from Purgatorium -exhibited at Bash Contemporary gallery in 2014, and Paradiso's Fall, which debuted at the Dark Art Emporium in 2019.

Using  stanzas from Dante's Inferno and T.S Eliots The Wasteland , it is a proposed ten piece 36" x 48" painted series that will be accompanied by ten piece original drawings, and exhibited at Dark Art Emporium during 2021.

The money generated for this project will pay for material costs, stretched canvas, framing and packaging of the series, as well as insulating and refurbishing my studio to make it more habitable.
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