Little People in the City : Foreword by Will Self

Little People in the City : Foreword by Will Self
Author: Slinkachu
Rating: 4.21
Bestsellers Rate: 11572
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 128
Hours of reading: 2.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 13,03 €

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'They're Not Pets, Susan,' says a stern father who has just shot a bumblebee, its wings sparkling in the evening sunlight; a lone office worker, less than an inch high, looks out over the river in his lunch break, 'Dreaming of Packing it all In'; and a tiny couple share a 'Last Kiss' against the soft neon lights of the city at midnight. Mixing sharp humour with a delicious edge of melancholy, Little People in the City brings together the collected photographs of Slinkachu, a street-artist who for several years has been leaving little hand-painted people in the bustling city to fend for themselves, waiting to be discovered. . . 'Oddly enough, even when you know they are just hand-painted figurines, you can't help but feel that their plights convey something of our own fears about being lost and vulnerable in a big, bad city.' The Times

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Slinkachu Biography

Stuart Pantoll, better known as Slinkachu, is a British street artist whose artwork is a mixture of sculpture, installation, street art and photography.He grew up in Devon and has lived in London since 2003. He trained in advertising while maintaining an interest in making miniature figures as a hobby. He left his job in advertising in 2006 to become a full-time artist.

Work

His work is based on remodeling and repainting tiny model people, whose minuscule size creates humorous and thought-provoking scenarios, which he installs in public spaces for visitors and passers-by to discover. He has left his miniature figures in many cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Belgium, Barcelona, and Manchester.The element of surprise is key to Slinkachu's work. His miniature figurines may stay around for days, or even weeks, before they are finally removed, not before he has documented them through large-scale photographs, some of which have appeared in his several books of his.As well as exhibiting his work in public spaces, Slinkachu has shown his installations at many galleries, including the Cosh Gallery, London, UK, Museum of Fine Arts Gent - Ghent, Belgium, and the Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, USA, and the Galerie Joseph, ParisRegarding the inspiration behind his work, Slinkachu said, “I've always been interested in small things. My dad made me a train set when I was younger but I was never really interested in the trains, it was always the figures, houses and trees that fascinated me.”

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Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Imprint: BOXTREE LTD
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780752226644
ISBN10: 0752226649
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Edition: Unabridged
Edition Statement: Unabridged edition
Illustrations: w. col. photos.
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Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
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Pages: 128
Book Weight: 391
Book Dimensions: 146x203x17
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Publication date: May 14, 2010
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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