Ben Jones

Ben Jones’s sculptures evoke mountain ranges using carved and assembled rocks to create layered valleys and summits. The use of slate with its almost mystical riven grain has permitted the sculptor to envisage three-dimensional vistas, overlaying and buttressing. The tightly compressed space contained within each piece offers a depth of perspective to his sculpture unexperienced before. Cut and broken slate with stratification detailing suggests a scale change and perspective new to stone carving.

“ Ben Jones, whose profoundly moving and powerful slate sculptures only finally emerged after four decades of practice. They are, nonetheless, in their originality and urgent force, like nothing else in early 21st century British sculpture, the work of an artist who, one feels instinctively, has finally found his voice.”
Nicholas Usherwood 2019.

Arts Council of Great Britain
Welsh Arts Council
British Rail
Contemporary Arts Society
AIR Gallery
UniLever Collection
St Pancras Library
London Education Authority
Camden Council
Charles Saatchi Collection
Private collections UK, US & Spain.

Recalling the Val de Odessa
Carved Slate
111 x 60 x 23cm

Passing the Brecon Beacons
Carved Slate

Ben Jones
Above the clouds Pyrenees

Ben Jones
Cader Idris Snowdonia 2016
58 x 16 x 6 cm

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