22 March, 2012
Here Come The Small People
Artist and film director Martin Lima de Faria uses little plastic people found in old Märklin train sets to portray the mix of sadness and laughter every day brings, 'The first picture, Escape, just came to me one beautiful spring evening about a year ago. I stood staring at a mountain of washing up, feeling sick and tired of mundane mess, and just got the urge to run away with my wife and kids, to a lovely restaurant somewhere. That's when it hit me – what if there were mini-people escaping right here next to my sink.'
Since that first image, Lima de Faria's exhibition Small People Big Plans has been shown in as various locations as Clarion Hotel Gillet and Creperie Lemoni in Uppsala, and mega sports and concert venue Globen in Stockholm – prints have even been purchased by the Police Art Foundadtion. Other art works include Oh Happy Day set in a cake, representing a birthday celebration for the artist that went badly wrong but which was also crazy in an altogether not bad way. 'ISkate is shot with the couple skating on the crushed display of my iPhone, representing the notion that we're merely gliding through our internet life, but that reality has plenty of cracks in in.' What about Dry Divers, where did the inspiration for that come from? 'Pure longing to submerge myself in an end-of-the week drink.'
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