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) and Bash Contemporary (SF).
His 2012 exhibit at Hyaena gallert- Man/son and the haunting of the American Madonna– has been 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 artist for the ‘Tales from the Darkside exhibit” at the award winning LaBodega gallery, in San Diego.
Currently he lives and works from his studio in Julian, CA, where he is preparing his next solo exhibit-Paradisio’s Fall, to be shown at the Dark Art Emporium, March 2019.
*An artistic movement founded during the 1980’s by filmmaker Evgeny Yufit, Necrorealism has its roots in the downfall of the Soviet union, it’s central tenet’s explore the end of ideology through death.