British sculptor Alex Chinneck unites the disciplines of art, architecture, and theatre to create astonishing structures, transforming the landscape of cities with excellent creativity, humor, and talent.
“I try to make the everyday world that surrounds us momentarily extraordinary, weaving fantasy into familiarity. My work attempts to playfully challenge perceptions of possibility, refusing to let physics get in the way of imagination,” the artist told Bored Panda. “I found it liberating to leave art school because my work discovered a freedom and confidence to roam across different disciplines. Architecture, engineering, construction and theatre design all feature in my practice and it is through collaboration with hundreds of practitioners across these fields that my ambitions become reality.”
Recently, Chinneck has unveiled an installation of an old building in Milan, “unzipping” the façade of the structure with a giant zipper, and reimagining what lies behind its walls. The project, Spazio Quattrocento, was part of the city’s design week festivities which ended last April.