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Artist Alex Chinneck Installs Ripped Brick Facade on London Building

Artist Alex Chinneck Installs Ripped Brick Facade on London Building
© Faruk Pinjo
© Faruk Pinjo

The work of artist Alex Chinneck is grounded in architecture. From melting buildings to a slumping facade to a structure ripped in half and hovering, Chinneck’s work plays with the expectation of materials and tectonics, resulting in captivating mind-bending illusions. His latest work (and first permanent sculpture), Six Pins and Half a Dozen Needles, continues this exploration, taking the form of a large brick wall ripped down the center.

© Faruk Pinjo © Faruk Pinjo © Faruk Pinjo © Faruk Pinjo + 7

© Faruk Pinjo
© Faruk Pinjo

Located on top of an office complex in Hammersmith in west London, the installation was constructed from more than 5,000 custom-made bricks and 1,000 stainless steel connection pieces to create a sculpture described by the artist as “cartoon-like” and “endearing.”

© Faruk Pinjo
© Faruk Pinjo
© Faruk Pinjo
© Faruk Pinjo

“The work was conceived to engage people in a fun and uplifting way,” explains Chinneck. “I set out to create accessible artworks and I sincerely hope this becomes a popular landmark for London and positive experience for Londoners.”

Check out the photos of the installation, courtesy of photographer Faruk Pinjo.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "Artist Alex Chinneck Installs Ripped Brick Facade on London Building" 02 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/876958/artist-alex-chinneck-installs-ripped-brick-facade-on-london-building/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Faruk Pinjo

艺术家 Alex Chinneck 的玩笑:立面“裂石”