“Slinkachu wonderfully succeeds in placing his concepts in interesting situations, concepts which the hurried passer by often overlooks.
Slinkachu uses mundane objects, discarded items, puddles or footpaths to recount exciting and funny stories which encourage the viewer to see their surroundings differently and really appreciate them”.
Dr. Andrea Wolter-Abele
“My ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works”.Slinkatchu
The Little People Project
Review, Nov 17th- Gwarlingo
little people in the city:the street art of slinkatchu
In recent years the London street art scene has been dominated by the brash, satirical, crowd-pleasing work of Banksy. His 2010 film Exit Through the Gift Shop, which I’ll be writing about in the coming weeks, made Banksy a familiar name in certain American households, and his book, Wall and Piece, has been one of the best-selling art and photography books since its release.
But while the public lines up to see Banksy’s shows, and art collectors, like Brad Pitt and Christina Aguilera, fork over big money for his paintings and prints, a more polished street artist named Slinkachu has been producing brilliant, evocative artwork that has largely escaped the attention of an American audience…
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