Raku Inoue is an artist with many many talents, the last time we have featured him on ABDZ.
We are all living in a financial jungle. This series illustrates the species of our money world. Charis Tsevis have started this series when a good client of him asked him to suggest some artworks to decorate a new headquarter for a financial institution. I thought it would be a good idea to create a series of animal portraits. Commercial entities like to associate with animals and their characteristics. People love to see animals as alter egos and sources of inspiration. So this is Charis Money Zoo, Money Farm or Money Jungle. A series of mosaics from the mosaic master, of animals made out of banknotes from many places and times. Animals created from pieces of Dollars, Euros, Pesos, Rubbles, Pounds, and other financial creatures of our times. Older legends like Drachmas, Liras, Francs, and Dinars, or even coupons and certificates from delicate periods of our history have also been used.
“Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each.” - Christopher Rice
Enjoy Charis jungle, where you can find the incredible portraits of the tiger, leopard, lion, elephant, eagle, frog, muflon, lemur, fox hare, horse, octopus, and there are more to come in the future.
Money life, wild life...
About the artist
Charis Tsevis was born in Athens in 1967. He studied visual design and currently lives in Paphos. He has been working for decades in the field of advertising and communication while teaching and researching visual communication. The digital mosaics of Charis Tsevis have gained recognition internationally and his personal style has lead to the creation of a movement and imitators worldwide. His client list includes businesses from every continent (Nike, IKEA, Toyota), media enterprises (TIME, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal) and advertising companies (Leo Burnett Hong Kong, Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, and Publicis New York). His interest in sports and politics has had an impact on his recognition as a portrait artist.