Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.This is an installation view of the exhibition by artist Jonas Wood in 2013 at Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

Works

This is a work titled Clipping A2 by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 118 inches by 93 inches.This is a work titled Schindler Apts by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 132 inches by 112 inches.This is a work titled Yellow Front Hall Shelf by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 98 inches by 112 inches.This is a work titled My Old Bedroom Shelf by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 62 inches by 47 inches.This is a work titled Leslie and Michael by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 80 inches by 90 inches.This is a work titled Basel Switzerland by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 35 inches by 27 inches.This is a work titled Ovitz' Library by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 100 inches by 132 inches.This is a work titled Wimbledon L by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 60 inches.This is a work titled 5 Birds by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 34 inches by 26 inches.This is a work titled Doyle by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 45 inches by 53 inches.This is a work titled Kitchen with Jade and Aloe Plants by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 88 inches by 76 inches.This is a work titled Head Up by artist Jonas Wood made in 2013. The materials are oil and acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 89 inches by 105 inches.

Press Release

Jonas Wood
September 12 –
October 19, 2013

Jonas Wood’s fourth solo show at Anton Kern Gallery presents a collection of paintings that transform everyday spaces, subjects, and artifacts from his daily life into novel encounters. These energetic new works expose a complex interweaving of personally charged subject matter and locales that imbue the paintings with emotional depth and evoke a bewildering sense of familiarity and awe. Still lifes of still lifes, portraits of friends, a facade surrounded by dense foliage, former pets, a tennis arena, a scene from a poker tournament and various artworks all emerge and dissemble, as though by camouflage, into the paintings’ vivid color planes and mosaic-like forms.

 

Wood uses techniques of layering and transposition to assemble scenarios that reveal intricately manipulated narratives that hover between genres and artistic styles. Blurring boundaries of figuration and abstraction, his works re-animate domestic spaces through off-kilter perspectives and instill an exotic air into their autobiographical tones.

 

Working almost exclusively from sketches of photographs and life studies, or collaged mock-ups of the two, Wood’s process intentionally moves through several mediums, each of which subtly alters its previous form before committing the composition to canvas. For several of these paintings, Wood created etchings, produced by Jacob Samuel Editions, of his preparatory drawings, adding yet another level of translation to his already semiotic-skewing approach.

 

Wood’s paintings celebrate a mastery of incongruity and the re-organization of representation and memory. Wood not only puts our visual world out of its order, he rearranges the temporal and psychological landscapes in such a way that the paintings themselves conjure a logic and spatial continuity of their own.

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