Based in Los Angeles, Wood creates his works with an eye to the past, looking at artists such as Henri Matisse and David Hockney. The artist typically depicts domestic interiors, landscapes and sporting events with a heavy graphic aesthetic. The combination of portraiture, bold text and abstracted backgrounds made painting sports cards appealing for Wood. “The sports thing is funny. A lot of people think my work on the subject is based on being a super sports fan, because I’m from Boston or because I make these nostalgic pictures, but really the whole sports theme is just a vehicle for practicing portraiture,” (Jonas Wood in Emily Leisz Carr, ‘Super Sports Fan: An Interview With Jonas Wood,’ ‘Art in America,’ 9 October 2013). The artist’s work can be found in many major permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, and the Broad, Los Angeles.