Jonas Wood - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 'Repainting a Matisse painting, or a Picasso painting, all these things just seem natural to me. I’m not trying to remake those things. I’m trying to make them in my own way because I’m so turned on by them.' —Jonas Wood 

    Jonas Wood’s artistically inclined family collected works by Matisse, Picasso, Calder and more. Interacting with such prolific and influential artists in the intimacy of his home, Wood developed an attachment to their aesthetic elements, which are reflected in many of his later series. Drawing on the imagery of these Modern masters and experiences from his own life, Wood assembles photocollages, which become the basis for his paintings and prints. The Matisse Pots series reflects the classic artistic genres of landscape and interior scenes set against the unexpected background of two-dimensional ceramics. Wood brings traditional genres of art into a contemporary dialogue, playfully challenging the canonical separations of medium and artistic movements. Drawing inspiration from Matisse’s L’Atelier Rouge (1911), Wood embraces fauvist colour and fluid lines to animate the eternal theme of the artist’s studio, bridging the shared experience of artists and their collectors across generations.


    Henri Matisse, L’Atelier Rouge, 1911. Image: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Succession H. Matisse/DACS, London 
    • Literature

      Jonas Wood interviewed by master printer Jacob Samuel, from Nonstop: Jonas Wood Speaks with Jacob Samuel, Art in Print, vol. 8, no. 1, 2018


Matisse Pot 3

Screenprint in colours, on Rising Museum board, the full sheet.
S. 70 x 71.2 cm (27 1/2 x 28 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 17/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by WKS (Wood Kusaka Studios), Los Angeles, unframed.

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£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £40,320

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14-15 June 2022