Paintings

Nano, Phenomena, Utopia Machine, Fragments (3), Matrix

Los Angeles, CA

"Woods' paintings locate themselves both in front of and also beyond the realm of the metaclysmic, simultaneously containing, synthesizing and exploding it. As such, they make the dream of an invisible world delightfully real. (read more)

 

–Mark Van Proyen

"Exploring “a hybrid form of painting that is haunted by the future”, Ali´s work confronts us with dynamic surfaces and mixed media patterns that mirror the experience of a hectic and chaotic urbanism. While at the same time growing out of an interest in the interaction between the machine and the body, these paintings resist clear cut definitions between art, technology, and science, exposing liminal states in which a different regime of subjectivity becomes possible (and thinkable)."

–Andrej Mira

  Shapes of Utopia

 

Ali Woods presents us with abstractions that have an uncanny rhythm with the tensions in early 21st century life. Everything around us has layers - nothing can be experienced long without a political treatise involved. No one can make an advancement in life without every casual comment they have ever uttered being overanalyzed.

The layered abstraction of this artist reflects, perhaps even endorses, a post shared-reality; hers is an art that reflects reality having more than one surface at different times and to different groups of people.

Phenomena

70 x 66 inches

acrylic on canvas

2018

1/3

Glimmer

72 x 96 inches

acrylic on canvas

2019

At every passage there is contradiction - between colors, shapes, negative and positive space insisting they belong in the residence of the other, paint applications of thin washes are matched with occasional impastos. That there are soft passages mutilated by hard passages may be less a formal construct than a conceptual one.

Not having a resolved picture is something that an art school is supposedly put on earth to cure. But Woods doesn’t seek pictorial resolution in any traditional sense. The cacophony of impulses is the foundation and the acceptance of this visual clutter as totality is the goal.

In the world around us, we see truth buried sometimes, transparent a moment later and then gone completely. The passages in all of Woods’s work are brief yet engaging expositions taunting us about what we see and think we see. They plead for us to question what we know versus what we think we know.

—Mat Gleason

Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally
Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally

1/6

Palimpsest

52 x 50 inches

acrylic on canvas

2018

1/8

Science Junk

50 x 40 inches

acrylic on canvas

2020

1/2
Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally

City of Gold Studies

12 x 12 inches

acrylic on wood

2019

Ghosts

48 x 46 inches

mixed media on wood

2014

"Woods is a painter's painter. Her work consists primarily of paintings and installations that involve paintings. Her work explores the relationship between scale and the human body, between size and perception, and between sensorial conditions and the psychology of our complex cultural associations of what painting could be."  read more...                                         
 
–Ginger Wolfe Suarez

1/4

1/11

Matrix

96 x 132 inches

acrylic on PVC

2012

Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally
Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally
Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally

Fragments

24 x 24 inches

acrylic on PVC

2018

Ask Mr Science

50 x 40 inches

acrylic on canvas

2020

Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally
Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally
Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally

Fragments

24 x 24 inches

acrylic on PVC

2012

Utopia Machine

48 x 46 inches

acrylic on canvas

2013

1/3

Ghosts, Detroit, Nano II

Los Angeles

Detroit

78 x 114 inches

acrylic on canvas

2013

Alison Woods Installation artist Ali Woods artist abstract painter sculpture curating Art Trends         Artist of the Year installations Modern artist contemporary artist exhibited Internationally

The Night

30 x 30 inches

acrylic on wood panel with black lights

2018-2019

Bear Trap

Illusion of Wealth (series)

30 x 40 inches

mixed media on paper

2008

Commodities Extreme

Illusion of Wealth (series)

30 x 40 inches

mixed media on paper

2008

Nano II

48 x 46 inches

acrylic on canvas

2012

1/5

Utopia

52 x 52 inches

acrylic and graphite on canvas

2012

1/6

Kryptonite

study

30 x 30 inches

mixed media on wood

2019

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