Alex Chinneck unzips an office building in his most recent public sculpture

1 August 2018

Alex Chinneck: Open to the public, 2018

Alex Chinneck’s public artwork transforms the mundane into the fantastical, and his most recent piece is no exception. Appearing overnight, the artist has transformed an unused building into a surreal sculpture. The 1960s office building seems to unzip, revealing a shabby and deteriorating interior. The green and white stripes are reminiscent of a sports polo-shirt, the windows and walls bend as if they were fabric.

Alex has worked on a range of projects that never fail to freeze passersby in their tracks. If it’s a brick facade sliding off a three-storey property, or an upturned electricity pylon, or even the illusion of a floating house, Alex’s work is highly inventive. The artist “elevates the everyday structure to the status of an artwork”, modifying it until it becomes magical.

Monumental in ambition and impact, his interventions animate the places where they stand. Speaking on his latest artwork, Open to the public, he comments, “I design playful public artworks for everyone to experience and enjoy, turning the everyday into the extraordinary”.

The address of this temporary installation is Brundrett House, Tannery Lane, Ashfield, TN23 1PN. Make sure to catch it while you can.


Alex Chinneck: Open to the public, 2018

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