Born 1977 in Boston. Lives and works in Los Angeles. Using familiar scenes and motifs such as interiors, plants, sports, and the figures of friends and family, Wood's process in creating images starts with using fragmented images of two dimensional matter. In this process, he combines graphics from sketches, photographs, or magazine cutouts into a collage, which he then develops into a painting. In doing so, the multiple forms and colors of the various motifs overlap and interrupt one another on the canvas, creating a complex sense of perspective. The repetition and deviation of patterns and details displace and transform the imagery of the everyday into a bold, flattened abstract landscape. The fresh inventiveness of Wood's style is evocative of the radical approach to formalism, as well as the aesthetic sophistication, of modern movements such as Impressionism, Cubism, or Pop art.