Thursday, 24 February 2011

Concrete Ocean (Little People Show) by Slinkachu

Andipa Contemporary is delighted to announce Concrete Ocean, the new solo exhibition of renowned urban artist Slinkachu.  Named as a leading figure in Urban Art by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie in Beyond the Street (2010) Slinkachu places tiny 1:87 scale installations - Little People - around the city and then abandons them to fend for themselves. In Concrete Ocean Slinkachu has for the first time reversed his usual process, seemingly uprooting paving stones and parts of pavements to bring them into the gallery to form concrete islands.  

Concrete Ocean follows the artist's internationally acclaimed Little People Project started in 2006, and the publication of Little People in the City: The street art of Slinkachu, published by Boxtree (Pan MacMillan) (2008), The Old Vic and Punchdrunk's collaboration, Tunnel 228 in 2009, and in 2010 the highly successful exhibition Extraordinary Measures at Belsay Hall, Northumberland, alongside Ron Mueck, Matt Collishaw and Mariele Neudecker, which saw a record breaking 55,000 visitors. 2010 also saw the Amsterdam launch of his second publication, Big Bad City, by Lebowski Publishers.  

Concrete Ocean is the second solo exhibition of Slinkachu's work to be shown at Andipa Gallery and follows Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow (2009), which focused on the relationship between an old, bald, Superman rejected by the city which once lauded him.  For further information please click HERE   

ALL PHOTOS by Slinkachu

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