Ben Jones was a founding member of the seminal multimedia collective Paper Rad (2001-2008), creators of “lo-fi” zines, music, videos, and early Internet art. Jones has since created and directed television shows such as Neon Knome (Adult Swim), The Problem Solverz (Cartoon Network), and Stone Quackers (Fox, FXX). He has exhibited his animated video art internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Britain, London; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma; and in solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Jones calls these digital projections on canvas “video paintings.” His ladder sculptures pay homage to minimalism and 8-bit video games.
BEYOND THE STREETS Los Angeles, 2018. Photo by Brent Broza.