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Dubai: A UK-based artist has installed mini-sculptures as part of Dubai Wall’s first initiative in bringing street art to the region.

Have you spotted any of them yet?

Located at City Walk, the 10 miniature figurines have been strategically placed on top of surveillance cameras, on floors, and behind concrete slabs.

"I started working with miniatures in 2006. My work involves remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both sculpture, street art installation and photography,” said the artist Slinkachu.  

“The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings," said Slinkachu.

“The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city; the universal sense of being overlooked, lost and overwhelmed. But along side this there is always some humour."

The Dubai Walls project was launched in April 2016 by Dubai-based holding company Meraas, which features 16 renowned street artists representing five continents.

Commenting on the initiative, Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman of Meraas, said: “This initiative will definitely make the region even more attractive through the amazing works of street art by an acclaimed list of international artists.

“Such initiatives help stimulate the tourism sector and reinforce Dubai’s position as a leading global art capital. Dubai Walls will cooperate with all related parties to achieve its goals.”

Other artists taking part in the project include: Aiko (Japan), Blek le Rat (France), D-Face (UK), Eelus (UK), Eine (UK), Ron English (US), Etam Cru (Poland), Icy and Sot (Iran), ROA (Belgium), Rone (Australia), Magda Sayeg (US), Beau Stanton (US), The London Police (UK), and Nick Walker (UK).