Sunday, July 28, 2013

Texting Purgatorium-David Van Goughs font design.


In between multiple coatings of prime and sand, I've been designing the font for what is the title of the new series-Purgatorium. 

As it falls somewhere between the Gothic flourishes of German hermetic script, and the medieval calligraphy of a hangman's ledger, it possibly gives a small indicator as to the flavor of the series.

I'm still somewhat short on all of the necessary characters, but once I've completed the set, I'll likely make the suitcase file available for general use, in the meantime here it is in advertising another sneak peak.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Video Exclusive: First look at one of David Van Gough's new paintings

 It's the weekend of Comic Con here in my adopted home town, San Diego's Convention center-no doubt-groaning beneath the collective weight of junkets for what will almost certainly be creatively bankrupt, forthcoming movie releases. 

Something you won't see there this weekend is any of my work, but in the spirit of exclusives, I've decided to do a little video release of my own-a trailer if you will for one of the paintings from my upcoming series-"Purgatorium". 

Workingly titled-"The Exile of Sisyphus", the video is a little subdued to counter point the weight of visuals, so you may have to crank the volume a little. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Upon a Midnight Dreary goes fourth.

Dahlia Jane's blog-upon a midnight dreary- is four years young today. Long term acolytes, might be well aware of our association-particularly as a result of her sterling publicity for the previous show-Man/son and the Haunting of the American Madonna, but newbies and happenstance's might have missed the running gamut of all things artistically alternative on her wonderfully diabolic domain. If you haven't done so already, stalk and subscribe, it'll be like Halloween all year around. 

Upon a Midnight Dreary Blog

Of course, a certain artist of minor import has had the honor of being featured on her malificent blog innumerable times, since we met and gret at the Hive gallery in 2010 (pictured above)

So cheers and Happy Birthday baby Jane, and I'll leave you with a collection of the grand articles she has crafted on my behalf:

Upon a Midnight Dreary Podcast #8: David Van Gough-by Dahlia Jane

Man/son And the Haunting of the American Madonna-by Dahlia Jane

D3ad/Ends book review:2011-by Dahlia Jane

New Artwork from David Gough:2011-by Dahlia Jane
Artist Profile: David Gough:2010--by Dahlia Jane

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blood, sweat and paint by David Van Gough

I realize its adding little to the burgeoning mire of Instagram style selfies- another not particular flattering shot of the artist in situ (et al)-but it's that time of year again, paint smeared, war torn and in the flesh as it were, a proverbial art warrior, somewhere between battling the heatwave and burning the midnight oil on canvas. 

I make it sound more romantic than it is certainly. 

Still you can sort of make out what I've been working on in the background-the ongoing Purgatorium duties-a sneak peak whilst you wait.