You might have noticed some strange, tiny models scattered across London recently. Don't worry, you aren't going mad - this is the work of the curious artist Slinkachu who has made it his mission to bring a little fun and life to street art in the capital. His 1inch-high figures from train sets are arranged, photographed and then 'abandoned' by the artist for people to find, encouraging Londoner's to interact with their city.
But who is this radical artist? Slinkachu began to leave miniature people across London in 2006, hoping to reinvent urban art and the parameters of graffiti. Recreating the natural world within the urban jungle, Slinkachu explores the wild within the city. Fantastical and ridiculous, his scenes are endlessly playful.
Andipa Gallery: Slinkachu
In Slinkachu's new exhibition, Andipa Gallery, London gives the quirky artist space to play. The new body of work on display shows his miniatures on the streets of London, hidden in cracks in the concrete and amongst weeds. You'll find a tiny woman swinging on a matchstick, which is strikingly reminiscent of Jean-Honoré Fragonard's The Swing, and children frolicking in the lake of a melting ice-lolly. There are also some spectacular larger installations, one of which features 200 figures in a recreation of The River Thames.
So the next time you feel detached from this great city of ours, take a glimpse at Slinkachu's wry humorous images which exist somewhere between the real and artificial.
|What||Slinkachu, Andipa Gallery|
162 Walton Street, London, SW3 2JL | MAP
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
13 Mar 15 – 11 Apr 15, Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 6.00pm Saturday, 11:00am - 6.00pm
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