Jonas Wood (born 1977) composes collaged portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interior scenes from bright colors and geometric patterns. His process involves photographing his subjects from multiple different angles, and then filtering the imagery through sketches and paintings. This offers him the freedom to manipulate and rearrange perspective to create the surprising optical designs of his sought-after paintings. Works like Jungle Kitchen, 2017, and Ovitz’s Library, 2013, encapsulate this by way of their organized pandemonium of color, shapes, angles, and patterns. Wood says, “Of all of the possible things I could paint, the thing that interests me is something that I can get close enough to in order to paint it honestly.” The familiar scenes of everyday objects and life speak to the artist’s personal history, and his unique configurations invite his audience into his imaginatively interpreted world.
Born in 1977 in Boston, Massachusetts, Wood went on to receive his MFA in painting from the University of Washington in 2002. Today, his works are found in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Saatchi Gallery in London, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Wood and his wife, ceramicist Shio Kusaka, share a studio and often riff off of each other’s work, each cultivating an individual artistic practice that draws inspiration from the other. They currently live and work in Los Angeles, California.
SpectrumSpring Print & Ceramics Showcase 9 Apr - 28 May 2021Collections collide in this exhibition featuring selections from Zane Bennett Contemporary Art and our sister gallery, form & concept . The display of prints and ceramics is co-curated by Director...
ChromoAnnual Winter/Spring Print Show 31 Jan - 4 Jul 2020El Anatsui, Mel Bochner, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Sol LeWitt, Mark Mulroney, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Mimmo Paladino, Hayal Pozanti, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Jonas Wood at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art
Folio29 Nov 2019 - 14 Feb 2020Zane Bennett Contemporary announces its annual group exhibition , which features Zane Bennett Gallery staff favorites from the 2019 collection, including Judy Chicago's Birth Tear/Tear and Ghada Amer and Reza...
Spectrum Series, Pt. 1Introduction April 9, 2021Spectrum is a curatorial collaboration between Gallery Director Jordan Eddy and Print Curator Kylee Aragon Wallis. Before she came to the gallery, Aragon Wallis was the gallery manager at Tamarind Institute , a pioneering lithography center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Eddy and Aragon Wallis discuss the initial inspiration for the vibrant print and ceramics display here, and their conversation continues in an ongoing blog series . Jordan Eddy: Spring has sprung! How are you feeling about the new season? Kylee Aragon Wallis: I feel more optimistic about spring this year...