London and The Art of the Brick

London and The Art of the Brick

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“Dreams are built of one brick at a time”, according to artist Nathan Sawaya and it took him more than a million Lego bricks to complete his dream exhibition The Art of the Brick in London.

In the exhibition you will find over 100 amazing sculptures, ranging from new conceptual art to replicas of iconic classical artwork. These are “key pieces that have much to say about our world and how art relates to it”, says Sawaya.

 Top right Yellow, it is considered to be the authors’ most famous creation. According to Sawaya, this is “the metamorphosis I have been through my journeys”. The creation needed 11,014 Lego bricks to be completed.

It took Nathan Sawaya almost 4,200 hours to complete all these art pieces that can be seen at this exhibition. The artist, who is a former lawyer explained that “everyone can relate to Lego since it is a toy that many children have at home. I want to elevate this simple play thing, to a place it has never been before”.

Top left: Tyrannosaurus Rex is made from over 80,000 Lego bricks. Top right: Mask in red is an interpretation of classical works and has already been exhibited in New York, Shanghai and Singapore.

The Art of brick will be opened to the public until April 12th at Old Truman Brewery15 Hanbury Street. London, E1 6QR.

 

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