Jonas Wood is an artist with a BA in Psychology and an MFA in Art History. A transplant from Boston to Los Angeles, he paints the various interiors that he visits and inhabits. Which, coincidentally, contain a lot of houseplants. His work has been called Modernism and Pop Art, likened to everyone from Matisse to Picasso. To me, the flat, slightly askew interiors remind me of Richard Linklater’s rotoscoped films, like Waking Life. What I love about these works is how simple the geometries are, yet Jonas includes enough detail to be able to identify some rather unusual specimens. I spy three Dorstenia foetida, for example – see if you can spot them all!
Art © Jonas Wood