Slinkachu designs set characters, which he then places and leaves on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of his work plays with the notion of surprise and he aims to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings.
The scenes he sets up, more evident
through the photography, and the given tiltles aim to reflect the
loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost
and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. He
wants people to be able to emphasise with the tiny people in his works.
2008 Slinkachu started the ‘Inner City Snail’ project, involving the
decoration of snails that he find around London. After decoration, the
snails are then placed back, free to go about their business in the
city. In many ways similar in theme to the 'Little People Project',
Inner City Snail can also be seen as a satire of street art and, more
generally, our need to cover every available surface of our cities with
graffiti, signage and advertising.