THE ART OF THE BRICK is a global touring exhibition rated by CNN as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions.” These are the first art exhibitions to focus exclusively on the use of LEGO® bricks as an art medium and artist Nathan Sawaya has taken it to new heights.
This award-winning artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks often with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition. Each show has countless colorful LEGO pieces which Sawaya has transformed into whimsical and awe-inspiring creations.
Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.
Since his first solo exhibition debuted in 2007, Nathan Sawaya’s artwork has grabbed the attention of art critics and pop culture novices alike. Shown in major art institutions throughout the world, his artwork is held in both prominent, private and public collections.
Previously a NYC corporate lawyer, Sawaya is the first artist ever to take the LEGO® toy into the art world as a medium. Sawaya’s contemporary pieces are both beautiful and playful as he meticulously and thoroughly designs and places each brick to transform the LEGO pieces into works of art. His devotion to scale and color perfection while incorporating the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate the world’s most popular toy to the status of fine art.
He is the author of two best selling books and currently lives and works between his two studios located in New York City and Los Angeles. Touring dates, locations and additional information can be found at www.brickartist.com.