This collection of drawings by Los Angeles–based artist Jonas Wood (born 1977) was inspired by his visits to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This is the second edition of the book, which was originally printed in 2010.
PUBLISHER JONAS WOOD & ANTON KERN GALLERY
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 24 pgs / 15 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/30/2013 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 186
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Published by PictureBox. Text by Michael Ned Holte. Interview by Ana Vejzovic Sharp.
Interiors follows Los Angeles-based painter Jonas Wood’s previous thematic monograph, Sports Book. In this new volume, Wood (born 1977) explores his longstanding fascination with intimate interiors, such as the houses he grew up in, his studio and other spaces of his everyday life. Wood renders these interiors with a disorienting combination of scrupulous exactitude and absolute flatness. Writing in The New York Times, Roberta Smith characterizes the eeriness of his style thus: “his works negotiate an uneasy truce among the abstract, the representational, the photographic and the just plain weird.” Interiors offers a kind of self-portrait of the artist, as we get to know the arrangement of his living and work quarters and his various possessions, as they recur throughout the book.
Since 2007, Los Angeles artist Jonas Wood (born 1977) has been sketching Greek, Oceanic and African vessels at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His relationship with the Met began as a child accompanying his sisters and parents, and when he began to make regular visits to New York from L.A. in 2007, he resumed his relationship with the museum, acquiring the habit of sketching the Met's ceramic holdings using a ballpoint pen on hotel stationary. Following each of these visits, Wood then created large-scale versions of the drawings in his studio back in L.A., reworking them in charcoal or pencil on paper. A History of the Metis the first installment in the artist's multi-volume homage to the Met, a project that accords with his well-known visual diary style and his fondness for portraying objects and places related to friends and family.
The rising Los Angeles figurative painter Jonas Wood is known for his bold colors and woozy perspectives--whether his canvases depict a perfectly autonomous cactus on a yellow milk crate, a famous Chinese basketball player or a cluttered domestic interior. Compact and affordable, this first monograph takes as its subject a small slice of Wood's oeuvre: sports portraiture. Collected here are lanky basketball players, poised baseball players, sparring boxers--moments of serene waiting and explosive action. It's a compelling body of work combining an obvious love of the games with an expert eye for emotion and the thrill of the game. Jonas Wood was born in Boston in 1977. He received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2002. He is represented by Anton Kern Gallery, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles and RAW & CO, Cleveland.