In July 2011, Sawaya won Most Creative Unusual Artist in New York’s Unique Art Awards 2011, an award given to global artists who stand out for their non-traditional and unconventional works of art. His global touring exhibitions, THE ART OF BRICK, feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO® bricks to be exact.
Beautiful, playful and fun, Sawaya’s work is the result of obsessively precise and painstakingly crafted work. Nathan Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art. He has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe-inspiring and groundbreaking ways with the ability to shape our feelings.
Nathan Sawaya - The LEGO® Artist
His art consists of knowing how to play with matter, colour, movement, light and perspective, to create emotions which capture and surprise us through creativity.
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The Art of the Brick is the world’s most popular display of LEGO® art with over one million LEGO bricks transformed into more than 70 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya.
Featuring intriguing works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world, The Art of the Brick will inspire visitors of all ages. This critically acclaimed collection includes Sawaya's original sculptures as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, such as Michelangelo’s David, Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Other highlights include a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick infused photography produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.