Paper and power collide in the work of Justine Smith. She's one of a wave of British artists who have established paper as a newly important medium. Smith uses paper cutting to examine the concept of money through series such as Money Maps and Chocolate Money.
The banknote, which is just a piece…Show more of paper, represents some of the biggest ideas which underpin our society, and affect everyone's lives. The note also has a physical beauty that Smith explores through cutting and folding. She transforms our relationship to these symbols of power.
Smith's work has appeared in Design Week, the Financial Times, Dazed and Confused, and many books on the art of paper cutting. Public collections include the British Council and the UK Government Fine Art Collection.Show less
"Justine Smith’s work is fascinating, reflecting the social and political resonances of currency throughout the world. Her work is owned by the UK Government Fine Art Collection and has been exhibited in government buildings. I like the way she focuses on the visual attraction and psychological value of money."
Katherine Mellor - Rise Art Curator
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