Alex Chinneck Returns for Foundation Lecture
On Friday 20 January Stamford Endowed Schools played host to artist and sculptor, Alex Chinneck.
Alex, who has recently finished an installation of a five-metre tall Christmas tree inside a two-tonne block of resin in the shape of an ice cube in Central St Martins’ Granary Campus, accounted his historical works from the first art installation which catapulted him to fame, to the present day.
Alex’s first large scale work in 2012, ‘Telling the truth through false teeth’, fitted three floors of a derelict factory with 312 identically smashed windows. Just the first of many impressive installations, which Alex described through his lecture. Alex is more recently known for his floating Covent Garden building, melting buildings and upside down electricity pylon.
After the lecture, Alex took questions from the audience citing that he would hate to be known as predictable, and had always had a passion for creating work from everyday materials and removing them from their functional context. The result being playful and creative artwork aligning art, design and architecture.
Rachael Petrie, Director of Communications and Development at SES said, “It was fantastic to welcome Alex to Stamford this January. We hope that the Foundation Lectures explore intellectual curiosity in all sectors and it was wonderful for our audience to see the collaboration between engineering, architecture and art.”