Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood
Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood is a contemporary artist. He was born in Boston in 1977 and now based in Los Angeles.

Early Life and Education

Wood graduated from the Cambridge School of Weston in 1995.

He studied at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a liberal arts school where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from in 1999.

By his junior year, he had completed his psychology major and he spent his senior year studying painting and in 2002 received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from University of Washington.

 Wood is married to artist Shio Kusaka- who was born in Japan and creates distinctive porcelain, and Wood then photographs and paints the pieces for co-operative exhibitions. They co-author art books in a series with the pen name Wood Kusaka Studios.

Wood paints from studies and sometimes uses photography, but most of his works and studies are part of the larger plan of creating paintings.

Wood is admired for his depictions of ordinary environments, such as domestic interiors and landscapes, to which he applies an array of formal techniques to create viewpoints that are at odds with the viewer’s expectations. He is inspired by the disjointed planes of Cubism as well as the boldly stylized interiors of Vincent van Gogh. Among Wood’s motifs are domestic interiors, landscapes, still-life and sports scenes.

Wood’s genre is described as multidimensional.

 

Marciano Art Foundation happy to host Jonas Wood ’s works

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