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Slinkachu

June 2009

A N D I PA C O N T E M P O R A R Y

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Slinkachu

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Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow? Continues to explore Slinkachu's trademark themes of loneliness and disillusionment engendered by the urban environment. The exhibition takes its title from Alan Moore's 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?' which reveals the anti-climatic end to the Superman legend with the hero living as an ordinary man with a normal 9-5 job. Loosely based on cartoonist and illustrator Chris Ware's anti-hero 'The Super-Man', Slinkachu's miniature characters find themselves overweight, pale and balding. Far from being superheroes, these figures represent failed hopes and dreams; they are old and forgotten, sidetracked by the mundanities of life, seduced by ultimately shallow pursuits or let down by their own dysfunctional personalities. The fantasies of youth, those of invincibility and destiny, have long since faded. Left to slip through the cracks in the pavement, they reveal a once heroic relationship to a city that no longer has any interest in them.

Slinkachu has received international attention for his Little People Project in which his miniature figures are left to fend for themselves in the bustling city. A world of miniature scale is uncovered as figures venture across the large metropolis, dwarfed by their surroundings and ignored by passers-by. Slinkachu recently participated in the show entitled Tunnel 228, produced by Punchdrunk and Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey. In 2008 he release his first publication 'Little People in the City; The street art of Slinkachu', published by Boxtree (Pan MacMilan), with a foreword by artist Will Self.

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Blaze of Glory 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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The Lair 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm Edition of 2 on aluminium / 120 x 180 cm

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No One Left To Save 2008 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Small Victory 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm Edition of 2 on aluminium / 120 x 180 cm

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Overpowered 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm Edition of 2 on aluminium / 120 x 180 cm

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Save The World, Get The Girl 2008 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Dreams of Living It All Again 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Secret Identities 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Childhood Hero 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 80 x 53 cm Edition of 5 / 120 x 80 cm

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At Last, My Nemesis 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Goodbye Metropolis 2008 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Dynamic Duo 2009 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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My Powers Have Abandoned Me 2008 Continuous tone Lambda C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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Selected Previous Works

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Unwanted Ones 2008 Continuous tone lightjet digital photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 5 / 50 x 60 cm Edition of 3 / 80 x 120 cm

Majestic 2008 Continuous tone lightjet digital photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 5 / 50 x 60 cm Edition of 3 / 80 x 120 cm

Tundra 2008 Continuous tone lightjet digital photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 5 / 53.5 x 80 cm Edition of 3 / 80 x 120 cm

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Plan B 2008 Continuous tone lightjet digital photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 5 / 53.5 x 80 cm Edition of 3 / 80 x 120 cm

Wonderland 2009 Continuous tone lightjet digital photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53.5 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

Taxi! 2009 Continuous tone lightjet digital photographic print on Fuji Crystal Archive matte paper, Signed Edition of 15 / 53.5 x 80 cm Edition of 5 / 80 x 120 cm

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A N D I PA G A L L E R Y

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The Andipa Gallery Ltd 162 Walton Street London SW3 2JL England T +44 (0)20 7589 2371 F +44 (0)20 7225 0305 art@andipa.com www.andipa.com

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Andipa Gallery operates a recycling programme. This catalogue is printed on paper from sustainable sources. This catalogue is not for public sale outside the Andipa Gallery. All works are for sale. Cover photograph: Slinkachu, Goodbye Metropolis, 2009

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Slinkachu | Whatever happened to the men of tomorrow?  

Exhibition catalogue from the solo show 'Whatever happened to the men of tomorrow?' by the artist Slinkachu at The Andipa Gallery.

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