Born 1977
Hometown Cambridge, MA
Lives and Works Los Angeles, CA
Education
MFA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2002
BA, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, 1999

Jonas Wood Gallery Art

Anton Kern, New York, NY
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Saatchi, London, England
Wake Forest University, Salem, NC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

With one foot rooted in Analytic Cubism and the other in Contemporary Pop art, Jonas Wood is an artist who bridges two seemingly disparate traditions to create paintings that present contemporary life from multiple perspectives. Born in Boston and now living and working in Los Angeles, Wood took a somewhat circuitous route to becoming a professional artist, even considering pursuing a PhD in psychology before deciding on an MFA in painting. His work still contains subtle psychological elements, tying together elements of the past and the present, either through empty but intimate interiors or through other paintings of contemporary American life. Wood's use of color in his embracement of quotidian domestic settings calls to mind David Hockney's dreamlike depictions of suburban subjects. Though not inherently mathematical in composition, the artist's paintings often contain numerous intersecting geometrical elements, as objects and patterns become flattened in his artistic process, which involves creating drawings of photographs of his subjects that eventually serve as the primary models for his paintings. In creating artworks from the items and environments around him, whether they are sports imagery, animals, or furniture, Wood extracts the beauty from the ordinary, proving that there's more to the everyday than meets the eye.

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