Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wandsworth Common, London
I was humbled to be asked to work with War Child, the charity who support children affected by war around the world. The three installations above were created for 20 Years of War Child, a new exhibition celebrating 20 years of the charity's work. The show is being staged at The British Music Experience museum of popular music at the O2 in London, and will feature my works alongside photography and album artwork showcasing War Child's long-running collaboration with the great and good of the music industry. The exhibition opens on Tuesday 19th February and runs until 28th March.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great festive season and wish you all the best for 2013!
I recently participated in the Question and Answer series for BetteryMagazine.com, in which one creative person asks another a question about the transformation of our cities. In my case I was paired with the singer Nelly Furtado who asked "The bigger, the better - Is that also true of cities?" You can read my reply here as well as see some more of my work.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Near Forbidden City, Xicheng District, Beijing, China
Andipa Gallery are releasing the last copies of the Special Edition of my new book Global Model Village. This is a signed and numbered edition of 200 and each copy comes with a corresponding signed and numbered mini print of the above image Great Wall, taken in Beijing.
To reserve a copy, visit the Andipa website here.
This is also the last week of my latest solo show - you can still catch it at Andipa Gallery in London until the 27th October!
Monday, October 01, 2012
Williamsburg area, Brooklyn, New York, USA
My Global Model Village New York pop-up show will be opening on the night of the 2nd October at 498 Broome Street, Soho, NY 10013. The show is open for for five days only, 3-7th October. You can find more details at the Andipa Gallery website.
My new book will also be on sale there as well as a 'special edition' version, which is signed and numbered and comes with a mini print, available in limited numbers on the opening night. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa
This installation was left in Khayelitsha, a township in Cape Town, last year. The settlement is home to around 500,000 people and experiences many problems such as poverty, crime and a high rate of HIV infection - an estimated 16% of the population. Life can be tough, especially for children.
This image will be available to purchase from my shows with a percentage of the proceeds going to Baphumelele, a community project in Khayelitsha that aims to help local children. Specifically the money will be used in projects that help children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS - Clemens Cares For Kids which helps children suffering from HIV/AIDS and Baphumelele Children's Home which looks after children who have been orphaned or abandoned.
To celebrate the launch of my new book 'Global Model Village', Pan Macmillan are holding a Slinkachu workshop at Rich Mix in East London this Sunday 23rd September.
Under the watchful eyes of design collective Craft Guerilla and myself, you can try your hand at creating your own miniature installations with the varied materials available, exploring how you feel about life in the big city.
Take your works out on to the streets of East London, photograph them and twitter the results #slinkachuLondon or upload to facebook.com/slinkachu - my favorite image of the day will win a deluxe edition of the book wihch comes with a signed mini-print!
I will also be signing books that will be available at the event and after you are finished making and shooting, you can kick back with a drink too. Should be fun!
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
Sunday 23rd September 2012
London E1 6LA
Sunday 23rd September 2012
Entry is first-come, first served, so arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Another image from my upcoming book and solo show. Or should I say shows as we are organising a pop-up show in New York along side the London one!
The London show will open to the public on 27th September at Andipa Gallery and will run for a month until 27th October. The NYC show will run from 3rd to 7th October. You can find more details of both shows over the coming days here.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA
I am currently ramping up for my new show, Global Model Village, which will feature the image above which was taken in New York last year. The show opens September 27th at Andipa Gallery in London and features a mix of installations placed in different cities around the world over the past couple of years.
The show coincides with the launch of my new book - incidentally also called Global Model Village (can you see a pattern here?), which comes out the same day in the UK from Boxtree Macmillan and in the USA from Blue Rider Press. Continuing the international theme, the book will also be released in Germany, from Cadeau / Hoffmann Und Campe, under the title Kleine Leute in der Weiten Welt, with a Japanese version coming early next year too, along with a translation of my first book!
Global Model Village collects together 50 different installations left in cities such as New York, Moscow, Cape Town, Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong and of course London. Most of the images haven't been seen before but the book also includes some favorites from my last show, images taken at Fame Festival in Italy and for my solo show last year in Germany. You can preorder the UK version here, or click the links above for your own country.
We are also organising a pop-up show in New York for early October...
I will post more info on the shows and the books over the next few weeks, but for now here is a sneak peek of the English version, along with a high-tech centrefold. Eat your heart out Playboy!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Some work from last month's outdoor show in Antwerp. A massive thanks to everyone (around 6000!) who turned out, despite the rain, to hunt down the little people. It was a fantastic - and rare - experience for me to see so many people looking for and taking their own shots of the installations and it was great to get to meet so many of you.
You can see a selection of my photography on display this Friday 29th June at the V&A Friday Late (kindly loaned by my friends at Andipa Gallery!) - and also get the chance to make your own miniature sculptures to display around the museum.
The 'Big Invasion of Small Sculptures' event is being hosted by Drink, Shop & Do. Make a sculpture of your choice with the materials that they'll provide, incorporate it in to the surroundings of the museum, take a picture and upload it - Drink, Shop & Do will be giving away signed copies of my book for the best images taken.
This month's Friday Late is titled 'Un-built: De/Constructing architecture' and there are a ton of other activities, installations and workshops exploring the interplay of art and architecture. And if that sounds too high-brow, there is the usual bar and live music too. Should be a fun night. Check the flyer below for more info or click here.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Gorky Park area, Moscow, Russia
From Russia... to Belgium! Antwerp, to be precise, where you can currently see a small show featuring my work at Lange Lozanastraat 101b in the 2018 area of the city. I will also be in Antwerp from 4-5th May for a street event where installations will be placed around 2018 for you to track down, if you can find them. Fingers crossed for good weather...
You can find more information about the show and event at YOU ARE HERE: Slinkachu in 2018 Antwerpen
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Happy new year! It is going to be a busy one for me, preparing for a new book and solo show in early Autumn. First though, I am taking part in The Courtauld Institute of Art's East Wing X: Material Matters show. This opens from the 21th January at the Institute in Somerset House in London - but being a working college it is only open to the public on the last Saturday of each month. If you want to catch the show though, it runs until June 2013, which should give you plenty of opportunity. I have a mix of older and newer work in the show, including the image above, taken near Somerset house at the end of last year. You can also see work by War Boutique, Laura Keeble, Gabriel Dawe, Paula Rego, Damien Hirst, Simon Edmonson and over 30 other artists. My work is downstairs in the cafe, so if you get there early you can probably grab a fry-up too. Find more info here.
I have also produced a book cover for Dimitri Verhulst's book The Misfortunates. It is the first commissioned book cover that I have done and the book is great - it reads like a Belgian version of Shameless, but with more heart. The installation wasn't left on the street like I usually would as I had to shoot a few versions of the cover, but fear not - I am in Antwerp in May, where these little alcoholics will be abandoned to their fates in their homeland. You can check out the book here.