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Lego art by Nathan Sawaya (9)

Once again, what is there to say about Nathan Sawaya’s Lego art creations? His work is simply astonishing, and many of his latest models have been exhibited in museums. All that is missing is, titling him “The Lego King Artist.”

See also: “Amazing Lego Art.”

Notes about the artist: [1]

Born in Colville, Washington and raised in Veneta, Oregon, Sawaya’s childhood dreams were always fun. He drew cartoons, wrote stories, perfected magic tricks and also played with LEGO. Sawaya attended NYU. After college he rediscovered LEGO but not as a toy, but rather as a medium.

Today Sawaya has more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York art studio. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful. Sawaya’s ability to transform LEGO bricks into something new, his devotion to scale and color perfection, the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate an ordinary toy to the status of fine art.

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Top: This is an anamorphic Lego sculpture by Sawaya. It is pretty impressive!
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1. "About." Brickartist.com. Retrieved on March 5th, 2012.

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