Nathan Sawaya does with LEGO what many artists would love to accomplish with their regular pieces of art. Taking a favorite childhood toy, he turns the familiar plastic shapes into stunning works of art.
From his own creations to works from the masters, Sawaya’s LEGO building capabilities have captured the attention of art fans around the world.
Nathan Sawaya is currently enjoying success as his works of art take part in a global museum tour.
The artwork from the New York-based artist features large-scale sculptures that use nothing but LEGO building blocks. Sawaya builds pieces from his own imagination, and he also accepts commission requests. His artwork is featured at galleries in New York, Miami, and Maui.
According to the artists’ website, BrickArtist.com:
“He’s available to design and build custom creations for private collectors, events, photo shoots and conventions. In addition, he occasionally makes himself available for speaking requests and is the author of two best-selling books.Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. His unique sculptures and touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, continues to inspire creativity as well as break attendance records around the global.Born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya’s childhood dreams were always fun. He drew cartoons, wrote stories, perfected magic tricks and also played with LEGO. Sawaya attended NYU. After college he rediscovered LEGO but not as a toy, but rather as a medium.”
Nathan is so obsessed with creating beautiful and riveting LEGO artwork that his studios in Los Angeles and New York contain more than 2.5 million colored LEGO bricks.
If you have an eye for surrealist art that focuses on various forms and popular works of art, you shouldn’t miss a chance to see Nathan Sawaya’s works of art in person. Sawaya is currently showing off his work in an exhibit known as The Art of the Brick. Nathan has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition.
You can find tour dates and locations for the LEGO artwork by visiting HERE.
In the meantime, here are some of the artists beautiful LEGO artwork pieces:
[Photos via Emily Bell]