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  • 'My paintings of tennis courts were about an interest in abstraction, and how the court becomes a geometric puzzle.' —Jonas WoodJonas Wood’s boldly coloured, graphics works, combine art historical reference with the scenes and objects of everyday life. By translating the world around him, morphing three dimensional space into flat colour and line, Wood captures the fabric of life, forming a kind of visual diary. Drawing heavily on the objects, sports, rooms and people he encounters in real life, Wood has successfully rebooted the traditional genres of landscape, still life, and interiors, for a modern audience.

     

    Wood’s works have much in common with the images encountered in the age of social media. With online content creators behaving as curators, a social media presence can constitute an exhibition of the seemingly authentic but ultimately contrived. Similarly, Wood’s treatment of his surroundings confounds expectations of scale and vantage point, presenting a stylistically enhanced version of the world we know.

    • Literature

      Gagosian Gallery, New York, Jonas Wood: Prints, pp. 174, 176, 178, 180

    • Artist Biography

      Jonas Wood

      American • 1977

      Boston-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Wood is best known for his colorful, semi-abstract interior scenes and still-lifes. Both in style and subject matter, Wood evokes the work of his predecessors Henri Matisse, Alex Katz and David Hockney. The artist is known to produce paintings, prints, collages and even sculptures with the help of his wife, ceramicist Shio Kusaka. 

      One of Wood’s more distinctive motifs is his repeated use of flattened vase-like forms, often featuring self-contained narratives against a more neutral background. The artist received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2002, and his work can be found in the collections of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney and the Guggenheim.

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Four Majors

2018
The complete set of four screenprints in colours, on Coventry rag paper, the full sheets.
all S. 48.4 x 33 cm (19 x 12 7/8 in.)
All signed with initials, dated and numbered 1/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), co-published by WKS Editions, Los Angeles and Karma, New York, all framed.

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£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £94,500

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London Auction 14 - 15 June 2021