William Wood

Untitled, 2007

William Wood (American, born 1960), Untitled, 2007, oil and wax on canvas, 72 x 54 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2007.13.

This painting is from a series of large-scale abstractions that push the boundaries of painting through the use of unconventional media and techniques. Wood's paintings aim to connect directly with the viewer and inspire an emotional response. As he has stated: "A good work of art hits a nerve in you that makes you feel a connection with the artist…it is something you didn't think you needed until you saw it and experienced it, and then you're a slightly different person after having come into contact with it."