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Rosy's Masks
Jonas Wood
Rosy's Masks

2008

Oil on linen

259 x 191 cm
Jonas Wood’s paintings of contemporary American life blur the boundaries of figuration and abstraction. In Rosy’s Masks, an interior scene dissembles into a myriad of shapes, colours, and geometric patterns, their quiet formal tension setting the tone for Wood’s suburban subject matter. Using the domestic as a departure point for escapism, the claustrophobic composition expands into the internal space of daydream, with the muddied tv screen and stylised furnishings set like stage props against a backdrop of hallucinogenic jungly wallpaper. Giving nod to historical precedent, the masks and tabular design evoke connotation to Picasso’s
primitivism and surrealism.
Untitled (M.V. Landscape)
Jonas Wood
Untitled (M.V. Landscape)

2008

Oil on canvas

305 x 396 cm
Wood’s painting are influenced by a serious engagement with art history that ranges from cubism to pop art, and are most notable for their reconsideration of the golden era of 20th century American painting, drawing comparison to artists such as Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, and Stuart Davis. Working almost exclusively from life studies, sketches and collaged mock-ups, Wood’s distinctively humble aesthetic creates a disorienting sense of space. Translating the three dimensional world to the flatness of the picture plane with concentrated faithfulness, Untitled (M.V. Landscape)’s off-kilter perspective and vivid interpretation of colour transform small town idyll into a cosmopolitan abstraction with cinematographic ambience.
Untitled (Downstairs)
Jonas Wood
Untitled (Downstairs)

2009

Oil on canvas

194.3 x 137.2 cm
The Hypnotist
Jonas Wood
The Hypnotist

2011

Oil and acrylic on canvas

274 x 427 cm
Untitled (Red And Pink On Tan)
Jonas Wood
Untitled (Red And Pink On Tan)

2009

Oil on linen

190.5 x 122 cm
Untitled (Big Yellow Dot)
Jonas Wood
Untitled (Big Yellow Dot)

2009

Oil on linen

188 x 132 cm

Jonas Wood's BIOGRAPHY

Jonas Wood
Born in 1977, in Boston, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Los Angeles



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

2010
Jonas Wood: Prints, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
La Montagne Gallery, Boston
Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2009
MinMin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (April)
Jonas Wood and Mark Grotjahn Collaboration, Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY (Feb 21 – Mar 28)

2008
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2007
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

2006
Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles

2005
RAW & CO, Cleveland, OH


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
The Shortest distance between two points is often intolerable, curated by Andrew Berardi, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

2010
Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Cannibal's Muse, Patricia Low Contemporary, Switzerland
Not extractions, but abstractions (Part 2), Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
The Fifth Genre: Considering the Contemporary Still Life, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Newtonland: Orbits, Ellispes and other Places of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Not Extractions, but Abstractions, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
The Road to Here, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Wild Group Show, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
Copy, White Columns, New York, NY
1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibition, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
No Shoes on the Carpet, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Prose pour des Esseintes Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
Collectors Days, Hotel Castell, Zuoz, Switzerland

2008
Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Psych! Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf
The Black Dragon Society, Black Dragon Society, LA

2007
Warhol and…, Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles
Cereal Art, Philadelphia, PA
So Wrong, I’m Right, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
So Wrong, I’m Right, Minmin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Modern Lovers, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Kairos!, Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles CA
This Palindromic Life, South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles

2006
Then & Now & Again, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles
Boat Show, High Energy Constructs, Chinatown, CA
Heather Brown, Jacob Stewart-Halevy, Jonas Wood, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
Christmas in July, Black Dragon Society, Chinatown, CA

2004
Walking on Elbows, Anna Helwing, Culver City, CA
Faith, Champion Fine Art, Culver City, CA
LA Painters, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Stay Inside, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
164 ½ Group Show, Los Angeles

2003
Ethrington Fine Arts, Vineyard Haven, MA

2002
Re/order, Houghton House Gallery, Geneva, NY
Seed, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA