ARTIST MONOGRAPHS

Jonas Wood

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


     

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Jonas Wood: Drawings

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK
Text by Douglas Fogle. Interview by Laura Owens.

Two decades of intricately layered works on paper from an artist known for his contemporary still lifes

Hbk, 10.25 x 11 in. / 184 pgs / 110 color. | 1/30/2024 | In stock
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Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals

DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY
Text by Jonas Wood.

Sumptuous and colorful new portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interior scenes from the beloved LA painter

Hbk, 10.75 x 13.25 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color. | 4/11/2023 | In stock
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Jonas Wood: Portraits

KARMA/ANTON KERN GALLERY/DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY

Contemporary painter Jonas Wood’s exuberantly colorful portraits: an uncanny blend of realism and abstraction

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 120 pgs / 80 color. | 10/25/2016 | Out of stock
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Jonas Wood: A History of The Met: Volume I

JONAS WOOD & ANTON KERN GALLERY

Hbk, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 24 pgs / 15 bw. | 9/30/2013 | Not available
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Jonas Wood: Sports Book

PICTUREBOX

Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 48 pgs / 35 color. | 3/1/2009 | Not available
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Jonas Wood: DrawingsJonas Wood: Drawings

2003–2023

Published by Karma Books, New York.
Text by Douglas Fogle. Interview by Laura Owens.

Comprising 100 works on paper, Drawings: 2003–2023 is the most expansive collection of Jonas Wood's artistic practice to date. This body of work traces the artist's trajectory back to his early days in Los Angeles, where he worked alongside painter Laura Owens and sculptor Matt Johnson. It was during this formative period that Wood's distinct visual language began to take shape: a language that would come to define his mature practice. Drawing played a central role in Wood's process, serving as both preparatory sketches for his collages and paintings, as well as independent works of art in their own right. At the core of Wood's prolific output lies a deep appreciation for the handmade—a reverence reflected in his engagement with found photographs, manual projectors and half-erased pencil sketches. Although rendered in a flattened perspective, the resulting tableaux are deeply layered, revealing traces of the artist's hand, miscellaneous references and the transformative nature of various artistic media. The comprehensive catalog features an essay by Douglas Fogle and a conversation between Laura Owens and the artist.
The Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Wood (born 1977) creates paintings, drawings and prints, which mostly comprise intricate still lifes and interior domestic scenes. Throughout his compositions, the artist draws from art history, memory, and the people, objects and interiors that comprise his life. His work is boldly colored, detailed and graphic, and often features basketballs, ceramics and lush plants.



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Jonas Wood: Plants and AnimalsJonas Wood: Plants and Animals

Published by David Kordansky Gallery.
Text by Jonas Wood.

This volume provides a concise, comprehensive and intimate look at Jonas Wood’s 2022 solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. With illuminating texts by Wood that incorporate process notes, references and thoughts about his practice and artmaking in general, this richly illustrated monograph shows how he plans and executes his celebrated paintings from his own point of view.
Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals features large full-color plates of the 14 paintings in the exhibition plus installation views and dozens of contextualizing images. These include drawings, collages, prints, photographs, previous paintings, research materials and studio shots; many are never-before-seen selections from Wood’s personal archive. Plants and Animals is a vivid and entertaining immersion in the world of an artist whose evocations of daily life, memories and invented scenes are both familiar and surprising, and whose paintings contain innumerable visual worlds of their own.
Jonas Wood was born in Boston in 1977. He has been the subject of solo and two-person exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art (2019); Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, the Netherlands (with Shio Kusaka, 2017); Lever House, New York (2014); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010). His work is in the permanent collections of many institutions including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Broad, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.



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Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 94   

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Jonas Wood: ClippingsJonas Wood: Clippings

Published by Karma, New York.

Clippings is a follow-up to Los Angeles–based artist Jonas Wood’s (born 1977) previous publication, Pots. This new volume brings together paintings of “clippings” of plants. Plants have long been a subject of Wood’s work, whether on their own, within paintings of interiors or alongside portraits of people. In Clippings, Wood renders segments of plants in the colorful, graphic flatness that has become synonymous with his painting style.



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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 48 pgs / 26 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 116   

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Jonas Wood: InteriorsJonas Wood: Interiors

Published by Anton Kern Gallery/David Kordansky Gallery.
Text by Michael Ned Holte. Interview by Ana Vejzovic Sharp.

In this book, Los Angeles–based painter Jonas Wood (born 1977) explores his longstanding fascination with intimate interiors, such as his childhood home, his studio and other spaces in his everyday life. Wood renders these interiors with a disorienting combination of scrupulous exactitude and absolute flatness.

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Anton Kern Gallery/David Kordansky Gallery

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 64 pgs / 70 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 154   

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Jonas Wood: Sports BookJonas Wood: Sports Book

Published by Anton Kern Gallery/David Kordansky Gallery.
Text by Cecilia Alemani. Interview by Rip Hamilton.

Sports Book is a monograph from Los Angeles–based figurative painter Jonas Wood (born 1977), known for his bold colors and woozy perspectives. With a focus on his sports portraiture, it collects images of majestic basketball players, poised baseball players, sparring boxers and more.

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Anton Kern Gallery/David Kordansky Gallery

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 48 pgs / 35 color.

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Jonas Wood: PortraitsJonas Wood: Portraits

Published by Karma/Anton Kern Gallery/David Kordansky Gallery.

The latest book from Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Wood (born 1977) follows the style of his previous publications Sports Book and Interiors, this time taking up the subject of portraiture. Portraits compiles the many works completed over Wood’s career, done in a variety of media, and with a range of subjects and sitters, including paintings of artist friends, self-portraits, intimate familial moments in domestic interiors and the artist’s own cultural and sports heroes, from basketball players and boxers to Philip Guston and Pablo Picasso—though Wood’s esteem for these figures is beside the point, as he notes: "I don’t depict only those athletes who have meaning for me. Sometimes it is about the images being interesting, or that I like the color of the card, and sometimes it is about loving the athlete." Wood’s subjects are presented in bright light with lively color, graphic flatness and minute detail rendered impeccably.

Jonas Woods: Portraits reveals an intimate look at the life of an artist at the forefront of contemporary painting.



Jonas Woods is a contemporary American figurative painter known for his lush use of color. He was born in Boston and is currently basd in Los Angeles.

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Karma/Anton Kern Gallery/David Kordansky Gallery

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 120 pgs / 80 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 87   

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Jonas Wood: A History of The Met: Volume IJonas Wood: A History of The Met: Volume I

Second Edition

Published by Jonas Wood & Anton Kern Gallery.

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.

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Jonas Wood & Anton Kern Gallery

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Hardcover, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 24 pgs / 15 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 186   

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Jonas Wood: InteriorsJonas Wood: Interiors

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.

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 64 pgs / 70 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 76   

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Jonas Wood: A History of the MetJonas Wood: A History of the Met

Published by Paper Chase Press.

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.

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Hardcover, 7.5 x 9 in. / 24 pgs / 12 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 76   

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Jonas Wood: Sports BookJonas Wood: Sports Book

Published by PictureBox.

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.

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Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 76   

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