Author Archives: davidvangough
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Mood Board

 ‘And did the countenance divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among those dark Satanic mills?” Jerusalem-William Blake   Please follow and like us:

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Enjoy the silence

 “One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one’s inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist.” ― Émile Durkheim, Suicide: […]

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PAINT IT BLACK

Made the mistake of driving into the city for supplies on Friday. Bumper to bumper sedans and trucks, forging the nation into the biggest parking lot in the world, all willing, seething, commuters hunting for deals. It made me wonder why it was called Black Friday. Please follow and like us:

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Toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble

All Hallows upon us again, witches night. There may not be pyres of crowing hags, just the flickering candle light through the drooping hollow of carved pumpkins, but it pales against the incandescent burning of the midnight oil ahead of me, as I settle back into duties for Paradiso’s Fall, just five short months away. […]

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Phenomena movie award

This is a project I started last year, but actually has its origins in a piece from over a decade ago. “Gods and Monsters“ from 2005, was I believe my first artistic fumbling’s into arcane territory. Please follow and like us:

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The Divine and the Divined

18″x 18″ Oil on panel Please follow and like us:

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Seeing the light

Tales from the Darkside at Labodega. October 13 2018. Some said that the grim pall of clouds that had gathered over San Diego, seemed apropos to the theme of the show. But if the summoning of stormy skies was as an ill omen to dissuade hordes of eager visitors, it hadn’t worked on that particular […]

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Tales from the Darkside

Co-Curated by David Van Gough Please follow and like us:

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Pastures new

Here I am in my new studio digs, feeling like the cat got the catnip, because it’s indoors, higher ceilings, central air, located in the same building I eat and sleep in. Please follow and like us:

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Flogging a Dead Horse

Wrath Oil on Canvas 36″ x 48″ The air has been thick with acrid smoke from the ongoing fires in Holy Jim Canyon these last few days.  Which seems entirely apt given the apocalyptic pedigree for this one. Please follow and like us:

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Purgatorium LTD Editions

Hard to believe that Purgatorium will be five years old next year. I guess it makes some sort of sense given all that’s passed in between. The La Bodega years and preparation for Paradiso’s Fall- the second act of the series-respectively. Please follow and like us:

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Tales from the dead zone

It’s been several months since I last wrote, I know, but if posts have been thin on the ground of late, it’s because I’ve been pouring myself into the work at hand. Please follow and like us:

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