Working from the position of the outsider, Wood plays out fictitious fantasies on canvas in a voyeuristic view of lives lived inside the walls of his neighbours’ homes. Informed by the intimate interior scenes of the Nabis, his loosely handled paintings bring mannerisms and gestures to life in a visceral portrayal of his protagonists. Opulent and almost filmic in quality, domestic fictions and settings surrender to the weight of varied brushstrokes, intense colours and heavy embellishment. Within the painterly narrative of each story there are obvious and defining symbols, visual clues that encourage an immediate response and understanding in the viewer. However, a freedom of form, pace and of what lies beneath and outside of the frame charges the paintings with a distinct sense of the unknown.
His work is represented in the UK by Sim Smith and in Canada by Angell gallery.