We can’t say enough about these amazing miniature installations. While most artists are looking to make the biggest impact they can, with large scale builds and exhibitions, Slinkachu sneaks under the radar to create some of the most poetic and moving installations you’ll likely never see.
The the U.K. street artist, who previously brought you the Inner City Snail Project, is interested in is expressing the solitary, uncertain, anxious side of contemporary life, and he does it well. If not small way.
In his Little People Project, Slinkachu leaves miniature model-train-set figures on the streets of cities around the world and photographs them.
“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 … 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.”
Slinkachu, thank you for making the world a more interesting place. Actually thanks to all the artists that make the world a more interesting place. You guys all rock.
No more reading. Enjoy the beauty of the miniscule…
The Food Chain
Gui Jie (Ghost Street), Beijing, China, 2011
The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 2010
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, 2011
Early Mid-Life Crisis
Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Rathaus area, Stuttgart, Germany, 2011
Springtime in Palestine
West Bank separation wall, Bethlehem, Palestinian territories, 2012
Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2011
VDNKh area, Moscow, Russia, 2012
Bridgetown, Barbados, 2011
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, France, 2012