Monday, September 13, 2010
Notes from An Easel-Old Haunts-new Ghost painting by David Van Gough
'Ghost V-The turmoil of Years, '85 and '92'Acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
Just as the last Ghost felt symbolic of a year, this one seemed distinctly placed between 1985 and 1992. Both of those years of course were significant in that Martin and Ian died in them. There's an arc there, and the yellows and blues seem part of a palette that embodies the garishness of the times,heightened by the muddiness of monochrome. Hopes dashed.
It's always been my intention to work like this, i'ts as close a relative as I can get to ambient, avant garde Jazz I suppose-speaking in terms of form and texture, making tangible those things that aren't,