There is something very domestic about Jonas Wood’s practice. Whether it is his subject matter of interiors, lush greenery and family members or his unaffected flattened cut out painting style, Wood’s sense of color and layering of patterns recalls Henry Matisse who once remarked that painting should have “a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair”. A new body of work currently on view at Anton Kern of mostly portraits of his friends and family members and their pets brackets this statement beautifully. Through October 22.