Words by Mia Kingsley
Looking for a street artist this week led me to an artist I once studied for A-level, we were given the task to play with perception and scale. One of the photographers we were encouraged to take inspiration from was Slinkachu, a London based street artist who uses props and found objects to create his life like miniature scenes which are often humorous and touching. He leaves his street installations for the public to find.
He states on his website “I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings” which really is a good idea, how rare is it that you actually explore the city you live in and look for the unknown? His work makes me feel like a child again, to be hunting in the garden for little people, fairies and magical animals. Slinkachu’s art is definitely special.
He was asked by Warchild to create a project that would draw attention to the charity, the installations at first glance are just like his others but if you look closer you discover the detail that portrays the sad reality of a child’s role in a war.
Even though a lot of his work is light hearted, some of his projects are quite haunting and address subjects that people regularly turn a blind eye too. “I want people to empathise with the tiny people in my works.”
How cool would it be to come across one of Slinkachu’s mini masterpieces. So keep an eye out and maybe you will find a tiny person looking up at you!