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Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Art of the Brick ...

It all starts with one little brick,
Little plastic bricks,
Slot them together,
Build your imagination
Build the world
 
A little while ago now they went to London,
to the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane,
to see ‘The Art of the Brick’
The exhibition of Lego sculptures,
Created by Nathan Sawaya, ex lawyer.
 
Over one million standard little bricks,
Over one hundred sculptures,
statues … and ‘paintings’.
 
Sawaya is New York based,
And the first artist ever to take Lego into the art world.
 
I like using LEGO bricks as a medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reaction to artwork created from something with which they are familiar.
…My goal is to elevate this simple plaything to a place it has never been before.
I also appreciate the cleanliness of the LEGO® brick.
The right angles. The distinct lines.
But, from a distance, those right angles and distinct lines offer new perspectives, changing to curves.”
Nathan Sawaya

The ‘Art of the Brick’ is a global travelling exhibition,
and continues it’s London run until 12th April.
Go see it if you can … 
 
 


15 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

It's fantastic isn't it? We went in the October half term. So much fun.

rusty duck said...

That's a bit different!

Things and Thoughts said...

It's unbelievable what one can do with those Lego pieces.Your pictures prove it indeed!This exhibition seems very impressive.
Happy Sunday Marina!
Olympia

KC'sCourt! said...

Lego is great isn't it!
Julie xxxxxxx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Fantastic lego exhibition !!!! We saw it when in Singapore a couple of years ago!!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Frances - A Little Bit Vintage said...

Wow, I'll never look at Lègo bricks in the same way again. It's difficult to imagine the scale, were they all enormous?

Stay warm.
Frances

Madelief said...

The exhibit looks spectacular Jane. My brother and I used to play with Lego a lot, but this is taking it to a higher level :-)

Have a good week Madelief x

the woolly dog said...

What amazing work, did they tell you how many pieces made up each design? if I remember, there never seemed to be enough pieces in a box to make much more than a car and house.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Amazing these, so fantastic :))) xx

Jen said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing this.

Amy at love made my home said...

I have seen other lego "sculptures" but never anything made like this, these really are amazing aren't they! xx

Ethel Johnson said...

I still have mine...must be over 50 years old...brilliant, thanks for sharing. xx

Down by the sea said...

Wow those lego sculptures are amazing! Sarah x

Barbara Fisher said...

I would love to go and see it - it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing all the photos. Barbara x

Unknown said...

I thought you might enjoy seeing this exhibit of LEGO portraits of prisoners of conscience created by Ai Wei Wei. They are part of a larger exhibit installed temporarily on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. There are 176 portraits of living and dead political prisoners that were created from 1.2 million bricks.

http://hyperallergic.com/151468/ai-weiweis-songs-of-freedom-on-alcatraz/

Sara
Half Moon Bay, California