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Little people art

The artist Slinkachu creates the most marvelous art using train set figurines, found objects and his imagination. It's an example how a simple change of perspective can change perception.

From Exit magazine: Issue 25 (Spring Edition)

The street is the context for this artist's series The Little People: site specific interventions which are subsequently documented photographically. The elements that make up the work – manipulated shop-bought figurines from train sets and architectural models – are placed in everyday situations – on the underground, on a street corner – and left to interact with those passers-by observant enough to notice their discreet presence. Playing with the notion of surprise, the unexpected, the work aims to highlight the overwhelming feeling of isolation and loneliness which afflicts much of today's society and to reflect upon the condition of city living, the sense of insignificance and anonymity some feel at being engulfed by a large metropolis. Furthermore, the images provide and opening though which the viewer can pull out a self created narrative – we are shown just for an instance, a snapshot, where in the realm of fantasy a before and after can be invented. Slinkachu's own presence is as discreet as his work: the artist embraces anonymity in the tradition of most street artists, preferring to use the site of the city itself and the secrecy offered by the web as a means of reaching the masses.

Slinkachu's Little People art project can be found at his blog as well as in his newly released book Little People in the City.

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