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A Bigger Bang Black
Limited Edition Archival Inkjet Print with Diamond Dust
Edition of 25
Size: H 92cm x W 120cm x D 0.1cm
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A Bigger Bang Black is a surrealist limited edition print by Justine Smith. The bold colours of international currency explode onto the black background, covered with diamond dust, making a commentary on international culture and economy.
Justine Smith was born in Somerset , Justine Smith moved to London to study at The City and Guilds of London Art School from 1990 to 1993. She has always worked with paper as a primary medium and she is currently focusing on making work either of, or relating to money. “In my artistic practice, money is my primary material. The power invested in these pieces of paper is immense, and for me, it is like working with an elemental force. In our capitalist world, money or the lack of it, governs almost every aspect of our lives, and my work seeks to explore money as a conduit of power, and it’s capacity to impact upon us in a political, social and moral sense. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to my work.” Justine Smith has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Notable collections include the British Council, The British Library and the UK Government Art Collection along with many international corporations, financial institutions and private collections. She lives and works in London.
Size: H:92 cm x W:120 cm