Interview with Hyperallergic.
"'Go ahead; you can write whatever you want about me,' Jonas Wood says. 'Everyone knows I’m a stoner,' he adds."
"He checks what I am photographing, and asks me not to post shots of work in progress, or of his source images, hung copiously along one studio wall. He even takes my phone and starts flipping through the camera roll, while I try not to panic about anything sensitive in there."
"His paintings have that packed energy — the layering of pattern; the dynamic, odd interiors — and yet a balanced ecology of compositional geometry. He uses his own photography and appropriated images, sometimes manipulated, to make his paintings. His subjects include sports-related scenes, domestic interiors, and paintings of vessels and vases."
"'I have had a deep emotional connection to most of the places I select to paint. That is going to come across. There is a personal nostalgia I can feed off.'"
"'I had a conflicted childhood, so there is energy within the existence of each room. I pick things that stimulate me, whether they come from a positive place or a negative place. I use it in a therapeutic way, partly. I am reanimating those experiences in a beautiful way, working through both the painting issues and the stimulus.'"
Art of the Day
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