slinkachu frames miniatures within a metropolis for london exhibit
 
slinkachu frames miniatures within a metropolis for london exhibit
mar 04, 2015

slinkachu frames miniatures within a metropolis for london exhibit


slinkachu frames miniatures within a metropolis for london exhibit
(above) landscape painting — parliament hill, hampstead / london 2014
all images courtesy of slinkachu

 

 

 

slinkachu: miniaturesque
andipa gallery, london
march 13th – april 11, 2015

 

 

since 2006, slinkachu has been leaving his miniature figures on the streets of cities around the world. each scenario borders between irony, humor, fantasy and reality, taking cues from art and popular culture. his latest series of work is presented at london’s andipa gallery for the exhibition ‘miniaturesque’, comprising seventeen new images on paper and aluminium as well as new sculptural pieces, one of which is the artist’s largest to date.

 

photographed in london over the past year, slinkachu’s latest work draws upon human desire to recreate the natural world within an urban metropolis. what seems to be expansive green pastures and rolling fields are, in reality, weeds — when seen from a distance. appearing through cracks in the surrounding concrete, these sad patches of mud and moss seek to address modern society’s detachment from nature. ‘miniaturesque’ includes ‘the glade’ a tiny lady sitting on a matchstick swing hung from a weed, ‘the jetty’, which sees children frolicking in a lake of melting ice-pop and ‘parliament hill’, a graffiti artist tagging a tree leaf. each of the compositions reveal what many urbanites consider to be nature, one obscured by the everyday realities of city life.

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landscape painting — parliament hill, hampstead / london 2014
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landscape painting — parliament hill, hampstead / london 2014
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the stream – royal victoria dock, london, 2014

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the stream – royal victoria dock, london, 2014

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the stream – royal victoria dock, london, 2014

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the jetty — southbank / london, 2014

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the jetty — southbank / london, 2014

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the jetty — southbank / london, 2014

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the glade — crystal palace / london, 2014

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the glade — crystal palace / london, 2014

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the glade — crystal palace / london, 2014
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born free – wandsworth bridge / london 2014

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born free – wandsworth bridge / london 2014

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born free – wandsworth bridge / london 2014

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