Jonas Wood

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-1The Sun Porch, 2010, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 104 1/4 inches

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-2Still Life with Cat Vessels, 2012, oil and acrylic on linen, 84 x 80 inches

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-3Wimbledon 1, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas, 70 x 74 inches

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-4Hammer Interior 15, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas, 88 x 110 inches

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-5BBall Studio, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 105 x 138 inches


My Guest Room, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas, 111 x 74 inches


Untitled (2 Yellow Birds), 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas, 42 x 32 inches 


Grotjahn Twins,  2011

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-9Untitled (Fish Bathroom), 2009

EscapeIntoLife_JonasWood-10The Hypontist, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas, 70 x 74 inches


About the Artist

Jonas Wood, b. 1977, Boston, MA, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, has a B.A in Psychology and an MFA in Painting and Drawing.

With one foot in Modernist cool and the other in vibrant Pop Art, Jonas Wood gives breathing room to densely patterned paintings of domestic interiors that celebrate the logic of incongruity. “I think painting’s fun,” Wood says in “Interiors,” the catalog accompanying his exhibition at the David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, where Wood lives. Austere his work is not. The bold parrot-and-leaf print on a bedspread that nearly consumes a guest room fairly shrieks at the unperturbed Bertoia wire chairs that face it. The Keith Haring figures on a bathroom shower curtain dance to the visual music of intersecting, overlapping grids of colored tile. As the son of art-inclined parents, Wood grew up in such environments, exaggerating them in paintings that pack multiple viewpoints, labyrinthine spaces and iconic images by Picasso, Matisse, Calder, Warhol and others into kicky cabinets of curiosities that feel just like home. (Linda Yablonsky, NYT Culture Blog)

Jonas Wood at David Kordansky Gallery

Jonas Wood at Anton Kern Gallery

Jonas Wood Interview

Artist found thanks to Contemporary Art Daily

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One response to “Jonas Wood”

  1. Fun mid-century Modernist cool in Jonas Wood’s paintings of interiors and still lifes

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