Jonas Wood

Artist Bio

Jonas Wood

In his boldly colored, graphic works, Jonas Wood (b. 1977, Boston) synthesizes the rich history of landscape, portrait, and still life painting traditions with the communities and interiors he calls home. Translating the three-dimensional world around him into flat color and line, he confounds expectations of scale and vantage point, crafting scenes that are both instantly recognizable and vaults of affinities and experiences personal to Woods himself. Inspired by artists like David Hockney and Alex Katz, common subjects of his work include plants, portraits, and sports imagery— all of which come together to form lush interiors and intricate still lifes that probe the boundaries between the new and the familiar.

Wood graduated in 2002 with an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington, Seattle. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

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