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Issy Wood

Born in 1993, Durham, United States

Lives and works in London, United Kingdom


Issy Wood’s figurative paintings are uncannily familiar, yet ultimately bizarre. Depicting luxurious and decorative objects, 19th century relics, sphinx-women, numerous portraits of Joan Rivers, among others, her works blend contemporary emblems with those from the past. The muted colours of Wood’s canvases convey a sense of tiredness with materialism of both luxury of silver tableware, decorative arches, porcelain tea sets and lavishness of leather jackets and fake nails. Mixing traditional ele...Read more