3D artist Nathan Sawya has turned the iconic children’s toy into high-end, contemporary art. This exhibition at Paris Expo-Porte De Versailles opened May 12, and holds over 100 lego sculptures, and the sculptures are created out of more than 1 million Lego bricks.
Sawya was a former lawyer who quit his day job in NYC around 2007. His obsession with Lego drove him to start creating these giant masterpieces. His passion has taken him to hold exhibitions all around North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. His replica of Venus de Milo is even displayed in The Louvre. His most famous is work, “Yellow”, a male opening his own chest with pouring Lego bricks. It’s currently being shown at the Discovery Center in Times Square, New York City.
“The great thing about Lego bricks is it’s a universal toy… In Africa, I met some folks who’d never played with Lego and never even heard of it. And yet they immediately got it when I brought out a few bricks. And that’s the great thing about using the medium: it makes the art very accessible,” said Sawaya.
The exhibition will run until August 30.