Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Review of Purgatorium on Art Business.com

"David Van Gough conjures up fabulously fantastic, elaborate, and at times grotesque and ghastly realities. Worth seeing"

Purgatorium maybe off the walls, but the show recently enjoyed the tremendous accolade of being featured on Art Business, accompanied by a review and photos  taken by none other than Alan Bamberger.
It's midway down the post:


Sunday, October 26, 2014


"It was the whole shabby search for why I am, and it brought me back to the Van Gogh thing, that martyred bastard's shadow" 

I've been super fortunate to be interviewed by Joseph Collins over at CVLT NATION this week, and you can read the full article by clicking the link below. Cheers fellas.

CVLT Nation interview

Sunday, October 12, 2014

First Artwork from Studio V

The first week at Studio V. 
In which, reflecting the current climate of  media hyper tension, filtered through something that could be an outtake from the last show, and fueled by the best taco shops around, here then, are the beginnings of a new work using grisaille under painting technique.

That's the babe Achilles, hanging by the heel like the Tarot, waiting to be baptized by the searing stream. 

I guess we are all Achilles.

In the coming weekends, there will be three consecutive shows at La Bodega, culminating in the almighty Day of the Dead, so show dates and jive to follow. 

Better get my draw on then.

In the meantime, here are my open to the public hours, so local folks please do drop in. 

Wed to Friday 10am-4.30pm

All other times by appointment only. Message me for private viewings.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Setting Out Ones Stall- David Van Gough comes to La Bodega Galleries and Studios

And so, the show ended yesterday, but it's not over by any rotund ladies long stretch.

Here in the afterlife, Purgatorium will still be available to purchase directly from the gallery until January 2015, and although nothing official yet, we are still Bashing out (see what I did there?) tentative plans to extend the remainder of the show in another form. Details to be announced as and when they happen. 

A million plans a million dreams.

In the interim, there will be no laurel lounging, because the prodigal son is returned, or at least walking in a new pair of shoes. 
Which is why I am stoked to tell you all that from October 8th, I shall be working from the Artist collective at La Bodega gallery and studios in Barrio Logan San Diego, at studio V-quite aptly.

There will be regular shows and I'm looking forward to the local folks dropping by for a cuppa and checking out whats on the easel.

I'll follow with more of the particulars soon,but for now-David it's back to work for you my son.