Slinkachu (b. 1979, Devon, UK) has been “abandoning” his miniature people on the streets of cities around the world since 2006. His work embodies elements of street art, sculpture, installation art and photography and has been exhibited in galleries and museums globally. His images have been collected in three best-selling art books; Little People in the City (Boxtree, 2009), Big Bad City (Lebowski, 2010) and Global Model Village (Boxtree, 2012) that have collectively sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.

Artist Statement
I started working with miniatures in 2006. My work involves remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both sculpture, street art installation and photography. 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; the universal sense of being overlooked, lost and overwhelmed. But along side this there is always some humour in my works. The modern world can be a preposterous place to live and I encourage empathy with the tiny people struggling to get by.

Current and Previous Works by Slinkachu

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  • “(You Make Me Fell Like) A Natural Woman”

    (2016)
    $2,000
    Available
    Mixed Media
    4.75" × 4.75"
    12 × 12 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘LAX / PDX II’ with Antler Gallery (Portland, OR)
    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “It Takes Two”

    (2016)
    $2,000
    Available
    Mixed Media
    4.75" × 4.75"
    12 × 12 cm

    Shows:

    • SCOPE Basel (Basel, Switzerland) – Booth B03
    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “Shelter”

    (2017)
    $2,400
    Available
    C-type photograph on Dibond, with tray frame
    15.75" × 15.75"
    40 × 40 cm

    Shows:

    • ‘LAX / PDX II’ with Antler Gallery (Portland, OR)
    • ‘LAX / JFK’ – curated show in NYC at Spoke Art
  • “Shoreline”

    (2016)
    $4,400
    Sold
    Mixed media sculpture
    16" × 20"
    41 × 51 cm

    Show:

    • POW! WOW! Hawai’i – Honolulu Museum Art School
  • “(They Long To Be) Close To You”

    (2016)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Mixed Media
    4.75" × 4.75"
    12 × 12 cm

    Show:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “Nothing Compares 2 U”

    (2016)
    $2,000
    Sold
    4.75" × 4.75"
    12 × 12 cm

    Show:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “When A Man Loves A Woman”

    (2016)
    $2,000
    Sold
    Mixed Media
    4.75" × 4.75"
    12 × 12 cm

    Show:

    • The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW!
  • “Still Lives I”

    (2018)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    6.7" × 7.8"
    17 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH
  • “Still Lives II”

    (2018)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    6.7" × 7.8"
    17 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH
  • “Still Lives III”

    (2018)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    6.7" × 7.8"
    17 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH
  • “Still Lives IV”

    (2018)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    6.7" × 7.8"
    17 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH
  • “Still Lives V”

    (2018)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    6.7" × 7.8"
    17 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH
  • “Still Lives VI”

    (2018)
    $1,600
    Sold
    Acrylic on paper
    6.7" × 7.8"
    17 × 20 cm

    Show:

    • ‘The New Vanguard II’ at the Lancaster MOAH