Bio

Slinkachu
33/m/UK  
 

The 'Little People Project' started in 2006. It involves the remodelling 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 humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.

 

Shows

 

20 Years of War Child  (charity group show)  The O2, London, February - March 2013

Global Model Village (solo show)  Andipa Gallery, London, September 2012

Space//Form (group show)  Breezeblock Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 2012

Unbuilt - V&A Late  (Exhibition and workshop) The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, June 2012

Megacool 4: Youth & Art  (Group show)  Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria, June-October 2012

Focus On Life (Charity group show)  Getty Gallery, London, May 2012

You Are Here - Slinkachu in 2018 Antwerp  (Solo show and outdoor event) Antwerp, May 2012

East Wing X: Material Matters  (Group show)  Courtauld Institute of Art, London, January 2012-June 2013

Street Art: The New Generation  (Group show) Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland, February-May 2012

The Big City  (Solo show) Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany, October 2011

Concrete Ocean  (solo show)  Andipa Gallery, London, March 2011

Fame Festival 2010 (Group show and city-wide installations), Grottaglie, Italy, September 2010

Inter-Cool 3.0  (Group show) U, Dortmund, Germany, 2010

Booked  (Group show) Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, June 2010

Extraordinary Measures (Group show), Belsay Hall - English Heritage, Northumberland UK, May 2010

London Original Print Fair Royal Academy of Arts, London, April 2010

Skullduggerous (Bhopal charity group show)  Pure Evil Gallery, London, March 2010

Andipa Gallery Annual Show at Gstaad Palace (Group show) Gstaad, Switzerland, February 2010

Fame Festival 2009 (Group show and city-wide installations), Grottaglie, Italy, September 2009

Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow? (Solo show) Andipa Gallery, London, June 2009

Tunnel 228 (Group show), London, May 2009

Identity Crisis (Group show) Shiv Gallery, London, May 2009

Made to Measure (Group Show) The Forum, Norwich, April 2009

Sample 09 (Group show) Exhibitx at theprintspace, London, March 2009

Focus (Group show) T & P Fine Art gallery, Philadelphia, USA, March 2009

The Print Show 09  (Group show)   Black Rat Press Gallery, London, February 2009

Andipa Gallery Annual Show at Gstaad Palace (Group show) Gstaad, Switzerland, February 2009

Ground Zero (Solo show)   Cosh Gallery, London, August 2008

Trespass Alliance: Inside Urban Art  (Group show)   Andipa Gallery, London, June 2008

The Print Show (Group show)    Black Rat Press Gallery, London, February 2008

The Bunny Show (Group show)   Cosh Gallery, London, October 2007

NuArt  (Group show)   Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway, September 2007

Gis (Group show)    Cosh Gallery, London, June 2007

Play (Group show)    Urbis Gallery, Manchester, March 2007

Eleven (Group show)   Leonard Street Gallery, London, March 2007