Jonas Wood (born 1977, Massachusetts) paints the world he sees around him; interiors, still lifes and portraits make up much of his oeuvre. Combining a style referencing Pop Art with an unique take on scale and proportion, Wood’s paintings explore the everyday from often overlooked angles. His series of sports paintings - tennis courts, basketball players and athletic equipment - are part romanticised images of American leisure, part exploration of figures and spaces. Wood lives and works in Los Angeles.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Gagosian Gallery, London: 'Jonas Wood'
Saatchi Gallery, London: ‘Painters’ Painters’
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles: ‘Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood’
Saatchi Gallery, London: ‘Abstract America’
Jonas Wood, Jonas Wood: Paintings and Drawings,
exh. cat., David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles 2015.
Michael Ned Holte, Jonas Wood: Interiors,
Picture Box, New York 2012.
Kevin Lincoln, “Jonas Wood: Big Men,” Victory Journal,
Emily Leisz Carr, “Super Sports Fan: An Interview with Jonas Wood,” Art in America,
Carol Vogel, “Early Spring High Line,” The New York Times,
20th December 2013.
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Saatchi Gallery, London.
Wake Forest University, Salem.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Museum of Modern Art, New York.