Issy Wood

b. 1993, USA. Lives and works in London, UK


Issy Wood, This Should Cover It, 2017
Issy Wood, This Should Cover It, 2017


Issy Wood’s paintings combine elements of the past and the present to create scenes that represent a blurring of worlds. Known to paint from pictures on her phone or from auction catalogues, Wood combines her traditional painting style with an inclusion of contemporary content such as a clothing (This Should Cover It, 2017) or acrylic nails (Mad At Me, 2018). Her work is filled with texture and surface: skin, silverware, hair and leather all jostle for depiction in her slippery surreal timeless yet utterly contemporary works.