British artist Alex Chinneck has unveiled his first ever permanent public installation – a 10-tonne fractured façade, where a building’s brickwork splits into two halves as if ripped apart by some dramatic natural force.

Alex Chinneck is known for his artistic practice that spans from the wild and the whimsical to the surreal and spectacular – and has previously featured in the OPUMO Creators Series. So it comes as no surprise that his latest installation is an extension of his brain-bending form of public artwork. Titled ‘Six Pins and a Half Dozen Needles’, the artwork has been installed on the site of Assembly London – a large campus of offices, retail units and restaurants situated in Hammersmith.