This work has been inspired by the programme “The Bankers Guide to Art” available on youtube, that is Guide to Bankers of the City of London investing in Art.
In the work the Artist is exploring techniques that Traders of the Banking Industry as use to Trade Currencies Pairs.
Currencies are Traded in Pairs, such as GBP (Great British Pound) against the USD (United States Dollar) and is simplified to GBPUSD (also known as Cable), known as Major Pair. Traders speculate if the value of these Currency Pairs Rise in value or Fall in value, to the base Currency. The base currency is the first one, ie. GBP, in this case.
For Example, If you’ve ever gone on holiday and exchanged say, GBP for USD, then you’ve participated in the Traded Currency Pairs of GBPUSD, or vice versa etc. If the GBP was to Rise against the USD on your return then you would Profit against this when you exchange your currency back, vice versa (ignoring commission fees rates)
In the work, I have displayed the Major Currency Pairs, in Red (Fall in value) or Green (Rise in value), such as AUD USD (Australian Dollar v United States Dollar), EUR GBP (European Euro v Great British Pound)
And the Minor Currency Pairs in Grey on background such as CAD CHF (Canadian Dollar – Swiss Franc) etc
A3 Print 11.7″ x 16.5″ 297 mm x 420 mm on A3 Plus Paper with white border (13″ x 19″ 329 mm x 483 mm) Edition 1 of 25 or
A2 Print 16.5″ x 23.4″ 420 mm x 594 mm on A2 Plus Paper with white border (19″ x 28.4″ 483 mm x 721 mm) Edition 1 of 25