LITTLE PEOPLE PROJECT: SLINKACHU



{The 'Little People Project' started in 2006. It involves the remodeling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place, photograph 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 humor. I want people to be able to empathize with the tiny people in my works.} http://slinkachu.com/







{What happens to the works you create? Do you build them and simply leave them to their fate? Do you ever revisit them to see how they’re doing?

I leave all the figures behind after I photograph them. To be honest, I prefer not to know what happens to them after I leave. Many are probably destroyed — stepped on, swept away — but for me, it’s far better that their fates remain unknown. It feels right, somehow, that they really are lost.} NEWSFEED







The “Little People Project” is showing at the ANDIPA GALLERY in London (Sept. 27 – Oct. 27) and in New York (Oct. 3 – 7) at the BROOME STREET GALLERY.

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