‘Money Map of the World - China’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist Justine Smith. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 60 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Justine Smith foregrounds the question of money and currency in her work, considering the social, political and ethical implications of the banknote. Transforming the deeply symbolic slip of paper into an artistic medium, Smith applies banknotes from different global currencies to her collage pieces, creating a range of images that are suffused with conceptual provocation.
‘Money Map of the World - China’ uses the various notes from countries around the globe, to recreate a map of the world.
With a sensitivity to today’s political topography, Smith has shifted the received perception of the global layout, positioning Asia at the centre of the print with the UK and the USA at either extremity. A nuanced comment on the changing world order, rendered in painstaking detail, ‘Money Map of the World - China’ is beautiful and compelling, a colourful collage of profound implications.