‘The Little People’ is a miniature street sculpture and photography project by anonymous London based artist, Slinkachu.
The project began in 2006 and is designed to encourage those of us who live and work in the city, to be more aware of our surroundings and to look for the less obvious in day too day situations.
The majority of the scenes created by the artist explore the emotional isolation that one can often experience when living in a large city. However there is always a level of humour to the work, with the aim of getting the audience to empathise with these tiny people, all of whom are just reworking’s of the miniatures you find on architectural models and model railways.
London-based street artist Slinkachu (previously posted here), creator of the ongoing and awesomely tiny Little People Project, just announced a new solo show opening at the Andipa Gallery in London on March 13, 2015 that runs through April 11th. The piece pictured above, titled The Glade, is one of seventeen new pieces that’ll be on display at the exhibition, which is entitled Miniaturesque.
Created over the past year, Miniaturesque sees me return to London to explore the hidden enclaves of nature within the city and question how we interact with a natural world that we are so often detached from. The show will feature seventeen new images (including The Glade, featured here) on paper and aluminium as well as new sculptural pieces, one of which is my biggest yet featuring over 200 figures!“
For an artist whose work frequently represents the themes of anonymity, alienation and loneliness inspired by city-living, it is perhaps appropriate that Slinkachu biographical details remain vague. Born in Devon, Slinkachu currently lives and works in London. In 2006, Slinkachu embarked on the first of his street art installation campaigns: The Little People Project. His miniature figures are left to fend for themselves in the bustling city, where they are then photographed and left to the abandon of their urban environment. These figures embody the estrangement spurred by the over-whelming nature of the modern metropolis, and incite a renewed perspective of the everyday urban experience to those who find them. This sense of isolation and melancholy, however, is accompanied by sense of irony and humour that makes Slinkachu’s commentary all the more poignant. Slinkachu has received international attention for his Little People Project and has participated in many group exhibitions both locally and internationally. (src. Andipa Gallery)
London-based street artist Slinkachu (previously posted here), master manipulator of miniature people for the Little People Project, recently returned from Paris where he helped promote ReAct Paris, “a conference organised by the European Parliament to tackle the problems of unemployment in Europe, particularly youth unemployment, which in some parts of Europe stand close to a miserable 30%.”
Slinkachu created an awesome series of wonderfully tiny street art installations throughout the city involving miniature workers doing their respective jobs while hidden in plain sight. Their presence was meant to ask the question: “Why is it so hard to find a job?”
The piece you see here involves an itty-bitty museum guard protecting a teeny-weeny Mona Lisa. It was thoughtfully positioned overlooking The Louvre Museum.
Visit Slinkachu’s blog to view more thought-provoking pieces from his “Why is it so hard to find a job?” series. Click here to learn more about the ReAct Paris conference.
“UK-based street artist Slinkachu, best known for his ongoing Little People Project, has just released three new installations commissioned by O2 for 20 Years of War Child, an exhibition celebrating 20 years of the charity whose mission is to support children affected by war. Each miniature scene created by the artist depicts a different injustice faced by kids amidst war around the world. Of course, the installations present a far more playful portrayal where a banana peel serves as a refugee tent and a snail stands in place of an imposing tank.” taken from mymodernmet
@fluffysheeps and I have finally gotten around opening our very own online store, featuring our artwork printed in various wonderful items such as phone cases, stickers, high-quality prints, mugs and much more! We’re still uploading and featuring work, but rest assured, you’ll have quite a lot to check out!
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“Little People Project” o “Proyecto de las personas pequeñas” por Slinkachu.
El proyecto de Slinkachu bautizado como el “proyecto de las personas pequeñas”, nace el año 2006 como una intervención urbana, donde en un comienzo, miniaturas de trenes a escala y sus pequeños ocupantes eran dejados en lugares aleatorios de la ciudad.
La instalación de estos proyectos, en conjunto con lo artístico, también tiene un fin fotográfico. En donde el artista busca transmitir a los habitantes de las ciudades, una preocupación por su entorno, el cuidado de lo que nos rodea y los sentimientos como la soledad o melancolía que genera vivir en una gran ciudad.