Jonas Wood


b. United States 1977

Jonas Wood merges references to art history, his memories, and visions of the people, objects, and settings that compose the fabric of his life. Working in acrylic and oil on supports including cardboard and canvas, he presents portraits of his friends and family, interior scenes, and still lifes. Through his partially abstract rendering of these subjects and use of bright colors, he emphasizes patterns and forms while flattening out the space in his compositions. Ceramic vessels and potted plants figure prominently in his works. In some, he covers the outside of a plant’s pot with an intricately realized landscape, which reads as a painting within a painting.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Striped Orchid, 2013 Ink and watercolour on paper 101,9 x 60,3 cm | 39,8 x 23,7 in
Untitled (black ball with color), 2009 Oil on linen 102 x 87 cm | 40 x 34 in