Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood
Mini French Open, 2012
Oil and acrylic on canvas
60.9 x 50.8 cm
Jonas Wood
Mini French Open, 2012
Oil and acrylic on canvas
60.9 x 50.8 cm

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

2015
Gagosian Gallery, London: 'Jonas Wood'


2013
Saatchi Gallery, London: ‘Painters’ Painters’

2010
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles: ‘Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood’

2009
Saatchi Gallery, London: ‘Abstract America’

Further Reading

Catalogues

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.

Articles
Kevin Lincoln, “Jonas Wood: Big Men,” Victory Journal, 2014.
Emily Leisz Carr, “Super Sports Fan: An Interview with Jonas Wood,” Art in America, October 2013.
Carol Vogel, “Early Spring High Line,” The New York Times, 20th December 2013.

Public Collections

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.