The street art of Slinkachu
“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 people in the bustling city to fend for themselves, waiting to be discovered.”
The Times. London.2008.Pan Macmillan.
To address the question of art or vandalism I would place my vote for Art, there is a sweet social commentary in his work, he reminds me of Leunig its pathos.
The image of the mother with the load of pills upon her head, at first I marvel at how clever it is and then I think hang on a minute here, this is a combination of third world activity (the act of using carrying large quantities of cargo on head) and current practises of pill popping dependance? what is he saying? It brings up a lot of questions for me as does all of his work.
The couple reading about the ciggi butt, how funny, but how stupid are we?
I think that street art needs to exist it is the peoples expression and commentary about our experience and our view of this world in which we live, whether it be political or social what ever the view point. It is the peoples voice and it is the peoples gallery. I think that there must be an element of danger and risk for some street artists and i think that provides some allure too?
If it were a matter of voting then my vote would be firmly in the positive to say that street art is art.