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Miner on the Moon installation - London

Alex Chinnick, the artist who created Margate's sliding house has created yet another topsy turvy piece of art for annual Merge Festival in London.

The 29 year old artist has built an upside down house between two office buildings on a central London street.

The unusual property fits in well with its surroundings and at a glance, looks like a perfectly normal house. The ony difference is, it is upside down. Passers by may be forced to do a double take when they walk past this unusual piece of art.

This is a feature Chinnick is very keen on. Speaking of public artwork, the east London artist favours subtlety, saying "when people go to an art gallery they go there through choice and they enter into that experience. But with public sculpture, people don't necessarily make that choice - they may not like the artwork or may not want the artwork and so I try to create art that has the ability to disappear and not dominate its environment, but be harmonious with the environment."

"For that reason I used only the materials which feature across Southwark and Blackfriars so although the artwork is quite bold it also has subtlety and the ability to camouflage into its environment."

Chinnick built the new facade on to an existing building in Blackfriars Road, London to create the artwork, called Miner on the Moon.

The 29-year-old, who lives in Hackney, east London, started work on the piece in October, the day after his 'sliding house' in Margate had been completed.

The building is due to be demolished soon so fans hoping to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary piece of work will have to hurry.


The cob house that was built for £150

The cob house that was built for £150