Pattern Pulp: A Tour Of Los Angeles Interiors In Paint
Artist Jonas Wood's paintings give a lively view into the homes of the West Coast
Jonas Wood’s paintings are fabulously colorful and patterned depictions of life that frequently contain art within art. Wood often begins by collaging photographs he’s taken, creating composite scenes that defy the limitations of a single eye or camera.
Drawings made from these collages become both studies for paintings and standalone works, while paintings often appear again in later paintings that depict the architecture in which they have been hung. In one instance, one painting depicts a bright and tropical patterned scene, which is then depicted as the bold bedspread in another painting’s bedroom.