Torres, Rodrigo b.1976 / Uns Trocodos
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about this work
Rodrigo Torres’ meticulously cut currency collages are made using a myriad of colorful bank notes from around the globe. Torres treats each bank note with the hand of an engraver, carefully pulling away layers to highlight the intricate design of each component, making full use of the rich colors that adorn different countries’ currency.
 
Torres’ pieces highlight the ornate borders that stretch to the edge of each bill. He carefully cuts flourishes and scrolls into lace, revealing an entirely new character for the root of greed and comfort. The fleur-de-lis, embellished borders and flowers of different colors and from different origins are then juxtaposed together, forming a layer of texture and pattern with his money collage.

Rodrigo Torres (b.1976, Colombia)

Uns Trocodos, 2011

Manually cut photo banknotes
5 works, variable, approx.: 31 x 16 cm.
5 works, variable, approx.: 12 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.
Provenance:
A-Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil   Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M Works on PaperLatin America

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