Signed with the artist’s initials, titled, numbered respectively and dated “COMPUTER PAPER [1-10] JBRW 2008” on the reverse of each sheet
graphite on paper, in 10 parts
each 11 1/2 x 8 in. (29.2 x 20.3 cm.)
Executed in 2008, this work is unique and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Jonas Wood’s paintings and works on paper display overlapping textures and disorienting compressions of space. The intimate settings invoke the work of forebears such as Henri Matisse and David Hockney, yet his distorted verdant rooms possess an affectless cut-out appearance all his own. In drawings, collages, watercolors, and paintings, outlines of pots and vases frame landscape and interior imagery. Drawn and painted vessels set against neutral backgrounds contain a sprawling green golf course, a coral reef with exotic fish, a lush garden, a painter’s studio—all scenes that end abruptly at the parameters of the object.
Wood was born in 1977 in Boston. He graduated in 1999 from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, and received an MFA in 2002 from the University of Washington, Seattle. Murals and solo exhibitions include Primitives: Chris Caccamise and Jonas Wood, Cerealart, 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, 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 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 lives and works in Los Angeles.
Biography: Gagosian Gallery Biography photo: Garrettleight.com
Boston, USA, 1977