Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick exhibition is created with millions of LEGO® building blocks and is unique in its scope which ranges from new conceptual pieces to replicas of iconic classical artwork. This travelling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative exhibitions in recent memory and it speaks to all ages.
Seeing this exhibition will forever change your view of what these little bricks can achieve. Many of its key pieces have much to say about our world and how art relates to it. The exhibition has wowed audiences all over the world and is rated by CNN as one of the world’s “Must see exhibitions”.
The artist Nathan Sawaya
Sawaya was the first contemporary artist to ever take LEGO® into the art world as a medium. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful. Sawaya’s ability to transform LEGO bricks into something new, his devotion to scale and color perfection, the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate an ordinary toy to the status of fine art. His unique sculptures and renowned touring exhibition The Art of the Brick continues to inspire creativity as well as break attendance records globally.
Since his first solo exhibition, Nathan Sawaya’s artwork has grabbed the attention of art critics and pop culture novices alike. His artwork has been shown in major art institutions throughout the world, and held in the collection of both prominent private and public collections. Sawaya is the author of two best selling books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements.
“Sawaya is a surrealist mash-up of forms and artists. Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright crossed with Ray Harryhausen, or Auguste Rodin crossed with Shigeru Miyamoto, and you start to get a sense of where Sawaya is coming from.” – Journalist, Scott Jones.
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes
Created by legendary LEGO® artist Nathan Sawaya, this contemporary art exhibition uses nearly 2,000,000 bricks to create large-scale sculptures of the most enduring super heroes and super villains: from Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, to The Joker and Harley Quinn.
The Power of Poison
This striking exhibition explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn.
The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China
An extraordinary voyage to Ancient China of 2,200 years ago. It is the most complete exhibition ever created on the Terracotta Army, the necropolis and life of the First Emperor, with more than 300 life size reproductions of statues, chariots, weapons and objects from the daily life of the first emperor of China.