Los Angeles Art Gallery Tours

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Jonas Wood, BBall Studio, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 105 x 138 inches (266.7 x 350.5 cm)

Jonas Wood, BBall Studio, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 105 x 138 inches (266.7 x 350.5 cm)

Jonas Wood really knows how to paint. In his most recent exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery, the Boston-born, Los Angeles resident delivers an oddly sincere art historical cocktail generously spiked with sizeable shot of himself.

He also provided me with the opportunity to learn a new German intellectual-type word, applied to this same show by an anonymous reviewer for the Huffington Post (apparently in reference to the artist’s BA in psychology.) The word is Unheimliche – which according to Wikipedia

“is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar.” (more…)