nathan sawaya: brick by brick nathan sawaya: brick by brick
mar 22, 2010

nathan sawaya: brick by brick

nathan sawaya: brick by brick agora gallery, new york march 23rd – april 13th, 2010

‘hands’, 2009

LEGO brick artist nathan sawaya‘s ‘brick by brick’ is the first solo exhibition of his art works, comprised entirely of LEGO bricks, in new york. sawaya quit his job as a corporate lawyer back in 2001 to pursue his childhood fascination with the ubiquitous building blocks, transforming them into an artistic medium. he has used LEGO’s shapes and bright colors to develop a range of sculptures including pop culture icons, the human form, planets. he’s even created a life-sized self-portrait, expressing the limitless possibilities of this medium.

‘underneath’, 2009

‘heartfelt’, 2009 love is a funny thing. sometimes it is heartfelt. sometimes it is heartache. sometimes it is just heartburn. ‘think’, 2008

‘mask’, 2008

artist nathan sawaya with a life-size self-portrait

  • Heyyyy I was going to cover me wheelchair in Lego…must b doin somthing right?

    Angus says:
  • The opening reception is this Thursday 25th March 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome to come and meet Nathan, enjoy refreshments and see his art up close. Full details on the[url=http://agoraartgalleryblog.com/exhibition-nathan-sawaya-lego-artist/] agora gallery blog[/url].

    Karin says:
  • my four year old was suitably impressed…

    Milkwood says:
  • very interesting comments I daresay.

    I like this work because more than the saying, the making is quite good !

    JXY says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

art news