Fish Pot; Matisse Pot 4; Snoopy Pot (3 works), 2019-2020
ii) 18-color screen print on Rising Museum Board
iii) 19-color screen print on Rising Museum Board
Signed and numbered from an edition of 50 + 10AP
34 × 32 inches (86.3 × 81.3 cm.)
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Jonas Wood is a contemporary American artist renowned for his distinctive style that blends elements of traditional portraiture, still life, and abstraction. One of his notable series is the trio of works known as Fish Pot, Matisse Pot, and Snoopy Pot. In these pieces, Wood explores the intersection of domesticity and artistic inspiration, weaving together his personal life and artistic influences into a harmonious narrative. Each pot in the series serves as a vessel for a rich tapestry of visual motifs and references.
Fish Pot, the first in the series, presents a meticulously detailed, almost hyperrealistic rendering of a ceramic pot adorned with vibrant fish motifs. The pot becomes a symbol of everyday life, anchoring the viewer in the familiar while also hinting at the depth of Wood's artistic contemplation. Matisse Pot follows, paying homage to the legendary French artist Henri Matisse. Wood infuses the pot with the spirit of Matisse's bold and playful use of color, as well as his fascination with decorative arts. Finally, Snoopy Pot offers a whimsical departure, featuring the beloved Peanuts character Snoopy as a central motif. Through these works, Jonas Wood invites viewers to explore the subtle interplay between the mundane and the profound, the personal and the universal, in the realm of contemporary art.