Issy Wood

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Issy Wood

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Issy Wood (b. 1993, Durham, NC) considers herself a “medieval millennial”. Her sardonic tone is equally visible in her distinct painting style—one that blends classical techniques and colorways with decidedly contemporary subject matter. Imagining a world where women are battered by consumerism, she mines the internet for source material. The resulting oeuvre is an absurdist menagerie of fashion clickbait, family heirlooms, and figurative close-ups.

Wood repositions source imagery as objects of modern devotion: as commodities that are loved, hated, exhausted, and memorialized at the same time. Scenes convey both intimacy and detachment, mimicking the many facets of the digital viewing experience. A graduate of both Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art, Wood lives and works in London.

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