September 30, 2023


How Art Works

Juxtapoz Journal – Preview: “Jonas Wooden: Prints 2” @ Gagosian, West twenty fourth Avenue, New York

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Jonas Wood has stated of printmaking, “You need to construct the print piece by piece. I simply love the way in which it seems, the method, the entire really feel of it. It’s irreplaceable.” In Wooden’s palms and with the assistance and experience of grasp printmakers he works with, there’s something utterly alive in Wooden’s prints. I consider the 112-color Kitchen Inside (2022), a display print that took over 20 months to supply and demonstrates essentially the most mundane of moments, the home lifetime of a kitchen, in nearly surreal depth and layered magnificence. That’s maybe why Wooden is so excellent as printamaker, the concept of taking one thing nearly unseen and underappreciated and elevating it to unfathomable visionary, painstakingly executed epics. 

In Gagosian’s Jonas Wooden: Prints 2, the follow-up to 2018 Jonas Wooden: Prints, the artist develops a mastery within the artwork type but in addition a mastery within the artwork of collaboration. The prints right here on this present, works made with Aliso Editions, Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions Ltd., Counter Editions, Hamilton Press, Mixografía, Tempo Editions, as properly with specialists in his personal print home, WKS Editions, see Wooden creating aquatint, hard-ground and soft-ground etching, lithography, display printing, and woodcuts, in addition to numerous hybrid processes. The result’s a dialog between portray and printmaking, how the 2 can go hand-in-hand, and the way an artist can use each strategies to propel a imaginative and prescient ahead. —Evan Pricco

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