Back in 2020, Sacha Jafri reportedly created the world’s largest canvas painting. Coming in at a colossal 17,000-square-foot, there’s no denying this is an impressive feat and well worth Googling to discover its beauty, but it left us wondering if the same impact and reception could be created in a miniature canvas?
Just like cloud bread broke the internet amidst the pandemic, as did miniature art and it’s a medium that’s giving Jafri a run for his money.
Just like cloud bread broke the internet amidst the pandemic, as did miniature art and it’s a medium that’s giving Jafri a run for his money. This spring sees London take tiny art to a whole new level as an exhibition dedicated to petite artwork arrives next month.
Scheduled to land in London this April, Small is Beautiful is a brand new retrospective that explores the beauty of art in miniature form. The exhibition, opening on Old Brompton Road, compiles the world of 32 local and international miniature artists, and will present 130 small artworks for Londoners to explore.
The exhibition will draw on the huge popularity of the #MiniatureArt movement. It strips back on scale, allowing audiences to awaken their inner child and delight in the beauty of imagination. Several artists including London-based street installation artist, Slinkachu have helped spearhead this movement, and will be on display at this new exhibit.
On display for a month, Small is Beautiful will feature 138 miniature and 80 photographic pieces, and feature artists from all over the globe. Expect to see work from the likes of Lisa Swerling, Samsofy, Camille Ortoli, Minimiam, Max Dorey and more.
You’ll find everything from LEGO characters surfing on a wave of coloured pencils to small sculptures and worlds transposed into tiny formations.
As well as displaying the poetic mini worlds, there’ll be the chance for kids to get involved in DIY workshops and there’ll be a pop-up shop to browse too.
Super fun to explore, let your imagination run wild and explore unexpected angles on life’s smallest creations.
Small is Beautiful will be on display from Friday 15th April – Sunday 15th May
79-85 Old Brompton Road, SW7 2ND