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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Slinkachu

Slinkachu has travelled the world and left his mark in each place by leaving small figurines and sculptures. This all began in 2006, with the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters. These figures are then set in place, photographed, and left, as an installation project and photography project. On the website, it states; “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 photography and the titles I give these scenes, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lose 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.” The works also often involve items that are already in the environment, such as a broken pillar, cracks in walls, bin bags and even orange peels. the comparison of these miniature figurines against the real world objects, puts into perspective how big humans are, and how small things can really be, and how easily we can miss these small things.


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[…] Slinkachu is another artist who uses an external environment. Unlike Kurt Moses and his wife, Slinkachu often uses preexisting forms that are already in the environment, such as a broken pillar or a bag of rubbish left on the side of the road. This has made me consider whether I could exhibit in environments such as this, or take the piece around to different environments and have a photography series along side. This, however, would imply that it is supposed to be this small, but my intentions are for a scaled version. I still wish to play around with different environments and displays. […]

[…] Slinkachu is another artist who uses an external environment. Unlike Kurt Moses and his wife, Slinkachu often uses preexisting forms that are already in the environment, such as a broken pillar or a bag of rubbish left on the side of the road. This has made me consider whether I could exhibit in environments such as this, or take the piece around to different environments and have a photography series along side. This, however, would imply that it is supposed to be this small, but my intentions are for a scaled version. I still wish to play around with different environments and displays. […]

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