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Infernal-The Denouement

Here it is then-the unveiling that will be the final bow of a series triptych I began back in 2014.

While I continue the last gasp in preparations-the series is for all intents and purposes, done-if not quite yet ready to hang.

What remains will be an incantatory publicity assault, although I promise the work will speak entirely for itself on opening night.

For the time being-here’s the context.

Infernal-The Denouement

Dark Art Emporium, August 14th, 5pm-9pm

“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here…”
The Tempest-William Shakespeare

“Infernal-The Denouement” chronicles Dante’s nine circles through the prism of TS Eliots Wasteland, against the brutalist urban decay of the artists Liverpool,Catholic upbringing.

Raw, visceral and elegiac, this final series represents Van Gough’s darkly cathartic reveries as revelation, created during a tumultuous year of hell’s–that included the pandemic, a brush with mortality and the death of the artists father.

“Infernal…”, closes the arc on a trilogy of works, that began with “Purgatorium” (2014) and “Paradiso’s Fall” (2019)

Titles in order:

1 .‘The Fire Sermon’ (2020)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

2. ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust’ (2020)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

3. ‘A Heap of Broken Images’ (2020)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

4.  ‘Agony in Stony Places’ (2020)
Oil on canvas | 48″ x 36″

5. ‘The Wasteland’ (2020)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

6. ‘The Violent Hour’ (2021)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

7 ‘That Shakespearian Rag’ (2021)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

8 ‘The Dead Tree’ (2021)
Oil on canvas | 48″ x 36″

9. ‘Prophet and Loss’ (2021)
Oil on canvas | 36″ x 48″

10. ‘The Last Baptism’ (2021)
Oil on canvas | 48″ x 36″

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