The Art of Jonas WoodJuxtapoz // Monday, 30 May 2011
We have always been attracted to Jonas Wood's sports nostalgia-related art, but it was when we saw Jonas' body of work at the HAMMER in Los Angeles last year that we were opened to his complete body of work.
Mixing still-lifes, patterns, and portraits of people and sports stars and memories, Wood's work can seem like a time-warp through your childhood. You get your bedroom, living room, and family room all in one exhibition.
In an essay for the Hammer, Corrina Peipon notes, "Jonas Wood paints scenes from the world around him through the prism of his memory. Using genres as time-honored as the medium itself, Wood paints portraits, interiors, still lifes, and landscapes. His immediate surroundings are his primary subjects: family and friends, domestic or studio spaces, tabletop arrangements of ceramic vessels and plants, a tangle of freeways, or a lush green golf course."
Thank you Anton Kern Gallery.