Alex Chinneck’s Recent, Surreal Sculptures

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In Alex Chinneck’s recent work, the sculptor bends and warps otherwise stubborn objects to his will. “Growing up gets me down” is a working oak grandfather clock “knotted” by Chinneck. “Birth, death and a midlife crisis” was an indoor sculpture that “tied a 450-year-old column in the German museum of Kirchheim Unter Teck.” The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

Other recent works includes the massive, 4,000-brick intervention on the Assembly London site. The piece appeared as a giant rip in the facade, and it was titled Six Pins and a Half Dozen Needles. The artist took inspiration from scanned torn sheets of paper. “Uniting the disciplines of art, architecture, theatre and engineering, the work of British sculptor Alex Chinneck is monumental in ambition and impact, producing contextually responsive interventions that animate the place in which they stand,” a statement says.


See more of his recent sculptures below.

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