Edition of 200
Sheet size: 27.9 x 24.1 cm (11 x 9 1/2 in)
Signed and numbered, accompanied by a hardcover book
Published by Phaidon, 2019
Jonas Wood’s Bball Studio depicts the studio that Wood rented from Ed Ruscha from 2007 to 2017. “Everything kind of happened in that space”, Wood recounts. The etching recreates a preparatory tracing that Wood says was the impetus for the painting featured on the cover of Phaidon’s monograph, Jonas Wood.
With one foot rooted in Analytic Cubism and the other in Contemporary Pop art, Jonas Wood is an artist who bridges two seemingly disparate traditions to create paintings that present contemporary life from multifaceted perspectives. His work contains subtle psychological elements, tying together pieces of the past and the present, either through empty but intimate interiors or through other paintings of contemporary American life. Wood’s use of color in his embracement of quotidian domestic settings calls to mind David Hockney’s dreamlike depictions of suburban subjects. In creating artworks from the items and environments around him, whether they are sports imagery, animals, or furniture, Wood rejoices in the ordinary.