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.'"
"The seductive wall installation presents a tableau of canvases hung salon-style on striped wallpaper and slowly reveals itself to be one painted piece, destabilizing our perception of what is. The work thus challenges us to reexamine what is absolute, resolute, and neutral, and explore both the limits and potentiality of representation."
On "It’s Gunna Be All Right, Cause Baby, There Ain’t Nuthin’ Left"
"Christina Quarles’ paintings are sensuous studies of human entanglement, which display a dazzling range of painting styles and an uncanny sense of inside-out space. Working with a bright spectrum of color that sometimes bleeds into the raw canvas, Quarles deploys a broad range of creative tools, including brushes, combs, rubber forks, X-ACTO knives, tape, and odd-ball utensils from 99 cent stores. The figures are painted from strong memories, rather than live models or photographs, which results in works with a haunted or active sense of timelessness."
From Jessica Silverman Gallery
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