Wednesday, May 22, 2013
As a general rule of 'dumb', I will not post prospective news, unless it's a 'shoo in' or already out there. Happily, this latest-and not inconsiderable dent in the wall-could fall under either category, as a short time ago, I was invited to contribute some "face time" to a forthcoming documentary by John Borowski entitled 'Serial Killer Culture'.
Aficionados of such esoterical study, may know Johns several other titles such as H.H Holmes, Carl Panzram and Albert Fish, several of which are mainstays over on Netflix (so check them out)
John Borowski Netflix
His latest project seems no less comprehensive, a veritable dissection of psychopathic devotees, and over several hours-and quite fittingly at Hyaena gallery-I discussed last Octobers Man/son show, my theories about the case, Sinister Architecture, and a number of other 'bumf'. My prattlings shall be accompanied by fellow artisans of the stature of Joe Coleman, Crawlspace Bros,Hart Fisher, Rick Staton and my fellow Hyaena stablemate-Clint Carney.
Come what may, and though I am not present yet, do watch the preview trailer below, and bookmark the website HERE
Saturday, May 18, 2013
If I've been silent of late, its because I've been using my other voice-the only one that really matters, before large looming canvas's that are like a hungry hole longing to be fed. And whilst I can't show you anything for a while, that's me in the studio amongst the detritus of past-masters and the sketches of my intention,dressed in appropriate attire.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Here it is:Now Available-Rise-Man/Son and the Haunting of the American Madonna-$25
FIRST THIRTY COPIES COME WITH FREE 11" X 17" LTD EDITION SIGNED PRINT OF THE PAINTING-HEALTER SKELTER!!
A 32 Page Collection comprising Art and notes from Van Gough's Man/Son series.
On Saturday, October 6, 2012, David Van Gough revealed a dark new
series inspired by one of the most enduring and infamous crimes at Los
Angeles Hyaena gallery.
From Aleister Crowley to Charles
Manson, Liverpool to LA, MAN/SON explored an artistic evocation of
America's occult underbelly. Taking cues from the bloody epithet's left
at the crime scenes, and associated key phrases, the series drew upon
his own year-long research into what he terms as sinister architecture,
conspiracy, clandestine rituals, magic symbols and the tragic
muse-Sharon Tate, recapitulated as the American Madonna and child.
This 32 page book, compiles the work from the series, along with notes and sketches that accompanied the year long research:
Saturday, February 16, 2013
I'm very honored to have been a guest and interviewed on a podcast show, by LA's homicidal hostesses-Dahlia Jane.
Dahlia of course, is one of my biggest supporters and has done a sterling job in the past of promoting my work on her awesome blog.
There's plenty of food for thought, as I talk about Art, the Man/son showcase, horror movies and future projects over on Upon a Midnight Dreary. Grab yourself a brew and a plate of cookies and listen in. Thank you Dahlia.
Upon a midnight Dreary podcast link
Monday, January 28, 2013
On February 18th, it shall be 41 years since the death sentence of Charles Manson and his three followers was revoked to life imprisonment. Its seems almost timely then, that as a reminder of why he and his murderous cohorts were incarcerated, I am pleased to announce that I am releasing my second art book-Rise: Man/son and the Haunting of the American Madonna, which will include art from last years exhibition, along with annotations, sketches and notes that accompanied the series.
More details to follow.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
"Exploding Muse" was a study which hails from the Ghost series from 2010-11.
At the time I described it as 'a measured reflection on the ravages of time eroding beauty as something innately beautiful.'
Its now an addition to the gallery on my website Here