The Little People Project


The Little People Project was started in 2006 by London-based artist Slinkachu and involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which are then placed, photographed, and left on the street. Sometimes humorous, sometime political or environmental they are always entertaining.

For an artist whose work frequently represents the themes of anonymity, alienation and loneliness inspired by city-living, it is perhaps appropriate that Slinkachu biographical details remain vague.
Born in Devon in 1979, Slinkachu moved to London in 2002 where he pursued a career in commercial art and design. In 2006, Slinkachu embarked on the first of his street art installation campaigns: The Little People Project.

His miniature figures are left to fend for themselves in the bustling city, where they are then photographed and left to the abandon of their urban environment. These figures embody the estrangement spurred by the over-whelming nature of the modern metropolis, and incite a renewed perspective of the everyday urban experience to those who find them.
This sense of isolation and melancholy, however, is accompanied by sense of irony and humour that makes Slinkachu's commentary all the more poignant.

Quite often at times tackling various environmental and political issues with his artwork it will be interesting to see what he makes of the recent EU Referendum.

Check out a sample of his riveting pictures below, and for more information on Slinkachu please see here, and for his Instagram page click here.