THE ART OF THE BRICK
LEGO ART EXPO
by Laura Snoek from Let’s Explore
It is time to wake up your inner child to come out to play!
After having travelled to major cities across the globe, the incredible art exhibition made out of Lego bricks has finally found its way to Geneva!
A MILLION LEGO BRICKS
Artist Nathan Sawaya showcases his life as an artist with Lego ‘sculptures’ focusing on human expression, as well as famous art works by old masters, all painstakingly reproduced with Lego bricks. The result is amazing! In total, over a million Lego bricks are used in this exhibition in Palexpo! In the Human Body section of the exhibition, the artist, once a lawyer in New York, uses his sculptures to show how he broke free from the chains of his corporate life and followed his passion and dreams to become a full-time artist. Truly inspiring!
‘Dreams are built… one brick at a time!’
I was amazed by the Old Masters part of the exhibition, depicting famous paintings and statues such as paintings by Rembrandt and Paul Klee and statues including Michelangelo’s David. Sawaya said he liked the fact that when you look closely you can see all the corners and angles of the Lego bricks in the works, but when you watch the artwork from further away, it appears curvier.
It is difficult to say which piece was my favorite, but I loved the representation of the painting ‘The Scream’’ by Edvard Munch, because it is impressive how the artist has been able to recreate the facial expression by using Lego bricks. To give you an idea, for The Scream, Sawaya used 3 991 Lego bricks.
Art of the Brick is a must-see art exhibition in Geneva, for both adults and children!
The exhibition is open from Thursday, October 4th and continues until January 6th 2019.
A visit to the expo takes about 1h30, depending on how inspired you feel to play with the Lego bricks in the Playzone at the end of the exhibition.
Palexpo, Halle 7
To order your tickets, go to the Ticketcorner website
For more information visit the The Art of the Brick website.