Every time we start to think that street art is starting to get a bit tired and boring, along – out of nowhere – comes something that reconnects us with why we fell in love with street art in the first place.
There’s an artist called Joshua Allen Harris, who’s been making these animals out of discarded plastic bags. He ties the bags to the ventilation grates above the subway lines in so that when the subway rushes through underneath, the animal jumps up and springs to life! If I saw this on the street, I’d probably freak out, but they look awesome nonetheless!!
Now to introduce you to one of my fave street artists in the galaxy.. London’s mind-blowing Slinkachu! His on-going miniature street art project “Little People” is easily one of the greatest things ever.
Slinkachu, a 28 year old graphic designer, has been making unusual street art installations around London, and if you blink, you’ll miss them – the figurines are smaller than a 5c piece. He creates a micro-world that exists along side ours. A man hunts flies, a woman jogs and life goes on in a scale model of reality.
“They play with the idea of being dwarfed by the city”
Slinkachu hand paints and deposits his figurines, documenting the displays with close up camera work. I absolutely love the idea, my favourite probably being the guitar hero with the ipod earphone as his speaker. Awesome :D
Same Old Song
An installation he produced for the Tresspass Alliance show:
about the dudes
London duo Darius (a.k.a Leon Reid) and Downey (a.k.a Brad Downey), have been around for more than 10 years since high school in NY. They’ve just released a street art book called “The Adventures of Darius and Downey” which follows the artists as they work, avoid arrest, go to school, move to England, break-up, scale buildings and ultimately redefine the street art game for the 21st century.
And some work by the two:
Oh, I just HAD to! I LOVE his work!