A 20ft Tyrannosaurus Rex made out of thousands of LEGO pieces in the UK… Sounds pretty damn awesome, right? Well, once September rolls around you’ll be able to pay a visit to Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London to see THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition.
THE ART OF THE BRICK exhibition, featuring over 75 art sculptures, 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, created by Nathan Sawaya, has wowed audiences all over the world and is coming to the UK for the first time at the Old Truman Brewery.
Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His recent global touring exhibitions feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO bricks to be exact. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.
Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world, and is the author of two best selling books. His unique sculptures and touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on LEGO® as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO® pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.
Nathan Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe inspiring and ground breaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, colour, movement, light and perspective.
You can find more information over on THE ART OF THE BRICK website here