Ben F. Jones – The Bigger Picture | 9 Sept – 23 Oct 22

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning presents:

The Bigger Picture 
An exhibition by Ben F Jones.
9 Sept – 23 Oct 2022

Public Programme:
Artist Tour Exhibition | 23 Sept from 6pm
Ben Jones in Conversation with Paul Goodwin | 14 Oct from 6pm

‘My art has principally focused on African spirituality, humanism and politics. Over the past five years, I have begun to focus on the intersection of these areas with global warming, racism, capitalism and human relationships. (…) Through this work, I hope to raise consciousness and provoke reflection that can be channeled into action’. Ben F jones, 2017


We are thrilled to welcome Ben Jones back to 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning with a new exhibition ‘Ben Jones: The bigger Picture’.


With an expansive gaze, The Bigger Picture extends on the artist long standing exploration of the connections and relationships between the complex and challenging issues we face as a global community. Through paintings, installations and digital formats, The Bigger Picture maps the disruptions that are happening in our world, inviting the viewer to engage with the interconnecting issues that confront our planet and humanity.


Ben Jones was born in New Jersey in 1941. He received an MFA from Pratt University (Brooklyn, NY), MA from New York University (New York, NY) and BFA from William Paterson University (Wayne, NJ). Jones has made over fifty cultural exchange visits to Cuba since the nineteen-seventies, and is noted by the Granma International of Havana, Cuba as one of the most important African-American artists of his generation. For over four decades, Jones’ multimedia installations have reflected his travel and research in Africa, Europe, South America, United States and the Caribbean.


Jones has lectured at universities, museums and cultural institutions across the world including, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Howard University (Washington, DC), Savanah College of Art and Design (Savanah, GA), Wilfredo Lam Center (Havana, Cuba) and the University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana).