Jonas Wood takes a fresh take on interiors and landscapes, using representational style, with pointillist dots, dense patterns, and fauvist palettes. His subject matter ranges from household objects, to the inside of his studio, and even family members. He describes himself as a clipper, sharing, ““I have a lot of photos on my computer. I have books and magazines I’ve collected. I get into modes where I’m researching my sources” and taking this inspiration to his artworks.
Born in 1977, Jonas Woods was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1999 where he studied Psychology. His murals and solo exhibitions include “Primitives: Chris Caccamise and Jonas Wood,” Cereal Art, Philadelphia (2007); “Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); “Clippings,” Lever House Art Collection, New York (2013–14); “Shelf Still Life,” High Line Art, Friends of the High Line, New York (2014); LA><ART Facade, Los Angeles (2014); and “Still Life with Two Owls,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016). Wood’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Broad, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Wood currently lives and works in Los Angeles.