The Architectural Illusions of Alex Chinneck

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British sculptor Alex Chinneck is known for creating temporary public artworks. Most of Chinneck’s installations feature across Greater London.
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From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes (2013) in Margate where Chinneck created the illusion that the entire facade of a house had slid into the garden.

His early works include Telling the Truth Through False Teeth (2012), where the artist used 1,248 pieces of glass to create 312 identically smashed windows across the derelict facade of a factory in Hackney.  For his work in Hackney, local residents have described Chinneck as the “Banksy of Glass”.

Under the Weather but Over the Moon (2013), a commercial property situated on Blackfriars Road created to look as if it had become completely inverted.

By Alex Chinneck – Alex Chinneck, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

His more recent works include Take my Lightning but Don’t Steal my Thunder (2014), a building located in Covent Garden designed to appear as if it floated in the air.

A Pound of Flesh for 50p (2014), a house on Southwark Street made from 7,500 paraffin wax bricks which slowly melted.

The installation, Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together (2015) saw a Vauxhall Corsa suspended upside down in Southbank Centre car park.






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