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Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals is a striking new catalogue published on the occasion of the 2022 eponymous exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. With illuminating texts by Wood that incorporate process notes, references, and thoughts about his practice and artmaking in general, this richly illustrated monograph shows how Wood plans and executes his celebrated paintings from his own point of view. The publication features large, full-color plates of the fourteen paintings in the exhibition paired with installation views and dozens of contextualizing images. These include drawings, collages, prints, photographs, previous paintings, research materials, and studio shots; many are never-before-seen selections from Wood’s personal archive.
Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals is an expressive and entertaining immersion in the world of an artist whose evocations of daily life, memories, and invented scenes are both familiar and surprising, and whose paintings contain innumerable visual worlds of their own. Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals is designed by Studio LHOOQ.
Text by Jonas Wood
Hardcover, 128 pages, English, 2023