LEGO® constructions: the great passion of Nathan Sawaya
Who has never played with LEGO® buildings in his childhood? If you were born after the ’60s it is definitely like this! For some, the passion for building LEGO® is a lifelong one. This is the case of the American artist Nathan Sawaya, who has created works of art with the famous bricks.
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Nathan Sawaya: the exhibition « The Art of the Brick »
Opened at the Art Museum of Lancaster in the UK, the exhibition « The Art of the Brick » has had great success in North America, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
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Nathan Sawaya has made reproductions of famous works of art with LEGO® bricks. Here are some examples:
The wave of Hokusai (1830/1831)
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The mother of Whistler, the painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler, (1871)
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On the website of the artist Brick Artist you can find all his creations.
The vision of Nathan Sawaya on his work in LEGO®
The former lawyer Nathan Sawaya has characterized his work saying that it is for the child who is inside every man and he indicates the LEGO® brick as an unifying toy, accessible to anyone.
On his inspiration, he added:
« My favorite subject is the human form. Much of my work suggests a transitional figure, it represents the metamorphosis that I experienced in my life. My works come from my fears and my successes as a lawyer or as an artist, as a boy or as a man. «
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