is the concept/label/brand/logo/monicker/trademark of the American artist eric michael cross

darkgrape. was formulated in 1997 influenced by Marcel Duchamp and other Dadaist/post Dada artists like J Koons, D Hirst, A Goldsworthy,…

darkgrape. became the concept/idea that would symbolize the artist desire for the totality of both the philosophical and existential Apollonian (left brain) tied to the intuitive visceral creations Dionysian (right brain) as envisioned in

Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy

“We will have achieved much for scientific study of aesthetics when we come, not merely to a logical understanding, but also to the certain and immediate apprehension of the fact that the further development of art is bound up with the duality of the Apollonian and the Dionysian”