Street Art Series #2 ::: Slinkachu ::: A Tiny Street Art Collection (1 of 3)
Slinkachu is a is a British street artist and photographer who received a ton of notoriety on the scene for his “Little People,” which consist of installations of these tiny scenes that date back to 2006 at various locations through the streets of London. His art has been featured in numerous exhibitions in London and Norway. In his own words, this is how he describes his work, where he came up with the concept and why…
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.
In the business of life, we are all guilty of coasting through life, getting caught up in our own little worlds. These “little worlds” of his put everything in perspective. Plus, they’re so perfectly constructed that the composition in each shot just tells its own story. If I’m ever walking the streets in London, I will be sure to keep an eye out for one of these scenes. Just a brilliant concept that’s executed so strategically… LOVE his work!