London's Covent Garden Market Building is Floating in the Air

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2014
If you've visited London recently and walked by Covent Garden's 180-year old market building, you may have noticed that it has seemingly broken free and floated into the air. Well, blame Alex Chinneck. The installation, "Take My Lightning but Don't Steel My Thunder" is an illusion that makes its seem as though the 40-foot-long building is floating 10 feet into the air.

Wax House Melts This Month In London

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Well known for his wild and provocative architectural projects, Alex Chinneck has created a house built completely from wax and called A Pound Of Flesh For 50p. This new work took over a year of working with many different chemists, wax specialists and engineers and is set to melt over the next 30 days.

Video: "From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes" by Alex Chinneck

Street Art // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
What does a melting house and bending bricks have in common? Alex Chinneck. The London-based artist and designer creates a variety of pain staking, cleverly engineered objects and installations. His most recent endeavor From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes is the unexpected sight of a buildings brick façade melting, with its top exposed to show its abandoned interior. It’s a spectacle to see and that’s what Chinneck is hoping,“Cliftonville is a very poor area referred to as being ‘up the hill’, and the culture and the arrival of artists hasn’t quite reached up the hill yet. I was drawn to Cliftonville because it’s an area where the culture hasn’t reached and I think public art too often forgets its responsibility to the public.”

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