David Van Gough is a Necrosurrealist artist originally from Liverpool, England, living and working in California.
Using allegory and alchemy to chronicle a heightened sense of mortality, and the madness of the minds subterranean fathoms, 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), Copro and Gregorio Escalante gallery (LA) Dark Art Emporium and Bash Contemporary (SF).
His 2012 exhibit at Hyaena gallery- 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 2018 he showcased and curated over fifty renowned contemporary dark artists for the “Tales from the Darkside exhibit” at the award winning LaBodega gallery, in San Diego.
That same year, one of his paintings was also selected and sculpted as the “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, the final in a trinity series, titled-“Infernal-the Denouement”, to be shown at the Dark Art Emporium, 2021.