Alex said, "I try to make everyday situations as extraordinary as they can be. I choose to do this through illusions because I think there is something both optimistic and captivating about defying the realms of possibility. With an effortlessly curling road I hoped to transcend the material nature of tarmac and stone, giving these typically inflexible materials an apparent fluidity."
It took a team of people to pull this off. The artist worked with structural engineers, steel benders, scenic artists, metal workers, carpenters, tarmac layers and road painters to make this red car appear as if it's actually stuck to the upended road.
Called "Pick yourself up and pull yourself together," the surreal sculpture can be seen at the Southbank Centre Car Park, beside The London Eye, until February 25.
First photo: Matthew Fletcher-Jones