Lego sculpture & photo collab gallery, “In Pieces”, going on in NYC
New York based LEGO sculptor Nathan Sawaya and Australian photographer Dean West collaborated on a new exhibit called “In Pieces” which is currently exhibiting at the OPENHOUSE Gallery in SOHO until March 17th. The exhibit will allow you to see LEGOs in an entirely new way and will inspire your children to try to create fantastic pieces out of LEGOs and perhaps other household objects!
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 School of Law and became a practicing attorney. But soon he realized he would rather be sitting on the floor expressing himself with LEGO bricks, than sitting in a board room negotiating contracts. It was then that Sawaya rediscovered his LEGO bricks and indulged in his inner child to create a new job for himself, as well as, what many believe is a new art revolution using LEGO.
With full-time working studios in New York and Los Angeles, Nathan has 2.5 million LEGO bricks at his immediate disposal to craft large-scale sculptures for collectors, galleries and companies.
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.
Nathan’s art form takes shape primarily in 3-dimensional sculptures and oversized portraits. He continues to create daily while accepting commission work from around the world. In addition, he shows his art year-round in galleries in New York, Paris Miami and Hawaii.