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Rodrigo Torres, an extremely meticulous Brazilian artist, uses paper currency in a very different way from the rest of the mortals in the western world. He doesn’t use it for paying for or buying objects, he makes pieces from them, he destroys them to create beautiful new images in 3D. He mixes as well different currencies from different countries, almost signifying the “Global Market”.

Art Basel, the international contemporary art fair held in Switzerland announced that Torres’ work will be one of 20 gallery-curated projects in its special Art Feature sector this year. Good for him. I bet he will be a great success in the Bankers Nation.