Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox

#Light, Liquid, Vapour

SHANGHAI, CHINA

Alexander Knox is known for his kinetic sculptures and facade artworks, drawing upon influences from nature, history and the contemporary world. As part of a new mixed-use development in Shanghai, China, Knox was curated to create a site-specific wall sculpture to enliven a high traffic foyer within the development. The resulting work — titled Light, Liquid, Vapour — subtly animates as people move through the space, creating a visual impact that echoes the natural world phenomena of light reflecting on moving cloud and water.

UAP collaborated with the artist to develop, fabricate and install the artwork using aluminium with hand-polished surfaces. The piece achieves geometric precision through computational design tools, creating a complex interplay of curved surfaces.

Image credit: Rex Zou

#Project summary

Creative

Alexander Knox

Artwork Title

Light, Liquid, Vapour

Project

Shanghai Capital Square

Client

CapitaLand

Year

2018

Location

Shanghai, China

Build

UAP

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