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BEN JONES in ART FORUM, May 2009

Ben Jones: Deitch Projects
By Nicole Rudick

On the surface, Jones’s art doesn’t stray far from the zany fluorescent pop-surrealism of Paper Rad, of which he is a member. His new body of work is populated by symbols of the occult, including, in NDA Video 1, 2009, a cranky, bedridden wizard-king who must “mentally” change the channel on his television because he’s lost the remote control. However, Jones’s examination of his imagery is more sophisticated than Paper Rad’s, as the four pentagrams displayed at the start of the exhibition illustrate…

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