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jonas wood: everyday interiors

Jonas Wood’s paintings of contemporary American life blur the boundaries of figuration and abstraction. Interior scenes dissemble into a myriad of shapes, colors, and geometric pattern; their quiet formal tension setting the tone for Wood’s suburban subject matter. Using the domestic as a departure point for escapism, the claustrophobic composition expands into the internal space of daydream, with the muddied TV screen and stylized furnishings set like stage props against a backdrop of hallucinogenic jungly wallpaper. Giving nod to historical precedent, the masks and tabular design evoke connotation to Picasso’s primitivism and surrealism.


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