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

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • '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

    • 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.

      View More Works

86

Matisse Pot 3

2017-18
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.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £40,320

Contact Specialist

Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
Specialist, Head of Sale, Editions
T +44 207 318 4079
M +44 7502 417366
[email protected]

Robert Kennan
Head of Editions, Europe
T +44 207 318 4075
M +44 7824 994 784
[email protected]

Anne Schneider-Wilson
Senior International Specialist, Editions
T +44 207 318 4042
M +44 7760 864 748
[email protected]   

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14-15 June 2022