Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who is widely known for his sumptuous work with Lego toy bricks along with custom three-dimensional sculptures and large-scale mosaics. Sawaya’s touring exhibition- The Art of the Brick have travelled around the world showcasing his creative artwork in the form of extraordinary Lego sculptures. Now the exhibition have arrived in London at The Old Truman Brewery where it will run from September 26 until January 4, 2015. The museum will be displaying more than eighty Lego sculptures created by the artist.
Nathan started playing with Lego when he was five year old. It was Christmas and he built a house for himself. At the age of 10, when his parents refused to get him a pooch, he created a life-size Lego dog and named it Boxer. Celebrating his arrival in the United Kingdom, the artist have added an extra section to the exhibition which is dedicated to British culture. It features UK inspired artwork including a standard red phone box and a Keep calm and build on poster.
The largest piece of the exhibition is a 20ft long T-Rex skeleton that is created from 80,000 Lego bricks and which took Nathan an entire summer to build. Some of the highlighted work includes Michaelangelo’s David and Creation of Adam, Winged Victory, Rodin’s Thinker, Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Mona Lisa and giraffe-tiger hybrid model. The Art of the Brick exhibition by Nathan Sawaya will run until January 4, 2015 in London with ticket prices starting at £14.50 for adults and £8 for children.