Artist Nathan Sawaya showcases stunning Lego sculptures in New York
A US artist has taken Lego brick building to another level after showcasing his stunning collection of colourful sculptures.
Nathan Sawaya has a passion for creating awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things, although toy Lego pieces appears to be his favourite working material.
His Art of the Brick show opened at the Times Square’s Discovery museum this week, featuring over 100 of his sculptures.
‘I am honoured to announce that The Art of the Brick is coming to the heart of New York City,’ he said.
‘This will be my largest showing of artwork to date; in fact, it will be the largest solo display of Lego art ever assembled.
‘Since New York is my hometown, I have some very exciting surprises in store and have created several brand-new, never-been-seen pieces for this exhibition.’
The 39-year-old spends up to three weeks creating the life-size sculptures, with each one made from between 15,000 to 25,000 bricks.
Today, Sawaya has more than 2.5million coloured bricks in his New York and Los Angeles art studios after he started using Lego for his artwork once her left college.
‘These works are very personal to me, since they reflect my growth as an artist as I strove to discover my creative identity,’ he explains.
‘The museum exhibition is accessible because it engages the child in all of us while simultaneously illuminating sophisticated and complex concepts.’