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MASAHIRO MAKI GALLERY is pleased to announce its participation in Art Fair Tokyo with a solo presentation of the American artist, Jonas Wood. Featuring themes that appear recurrently in Wood's work, such as pots, plants and sport scenes, the presentation showcases thirty prints by the artist, produced between 2011 and 2017.
Born in 1977 in Boston, Jonas Wood received an MFA in Painting and Drawing in 2002 from the University of Washington. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Using familiar scenes and motifs such as interiors, plants, sports, and the figures of friends and family, Wood is renowned for his still-life paintings, landscape paintings and works on paper that incorporate a complex sense of perspective. Wood's process begins with using fragmented, two-dimensional images, such as graphics from sketches, photographs, or magazine cutouts, which are assembled into a collage and developed into a painting. Wood’s fresh and inventive style displays his radical approach to formalism, as well as the aesthetic sophistication of modern movements such as Impressionism, Cubism, and Pop art. His recent solo exhibitions include ‚‘Jonas Wood: Prints‘, Gagosian (NY, 2018); ‘Still Life with Two Owls‘, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (LA, 2016); and ‘Hammer Projects: Jonas Wood‘, Hammer Museum (LA, 2010). His work is included in the collections of various prestigious institutions, such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Whitney Museum of American Art; The Broad; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. His first solo museum exhibition is taking place at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2019.