For the first time in Southeast Asia, New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya will be showcasing his largest collection of 52 large-scare LEGO cultures at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. From 17th November 2012 to 14th April 2013, feast your eyes on intricate sculptures made from pieces of LEGO bricks to create thought-provoking works that was deemed as one of CNN’s 12 ‘Must-see Exhibitions’!
In conjunction with the exhibition in the ArtScience Museum, Sawaya has been commissioned to build an impressive LEGO sculpture of the iconic museum which will be unveiled during the opening of The Art of the Brick.
According to Sawaya, he uses LEGO bricks as his medium because he enjoys seeing people reactions to the artwork created with something with which they are familiar.
“Everyone can relate to it since it is a toy that many children have at home. I want to elevate this simple toy to a place it has never been before. ArtScience Museum‟s distinctive architectural structure and creative mission are inspirational and it‟s the ideal location to display works that are fundamentally re-imaginations of the world.”
The use of this humble toy has graced Sawaya with the “Most Creative Unusual Artist” award from the Society of Unique Artists. The Unique Art Awards recognize exceptional artists around the world for the unconventional artworks.
Mr. Nick Dixon, Executive Director, ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, said, “We are honored to have an artist like Nathan to share with us his works at the iconic ArtScience Museum. His works have been seen and much talked about around the world. Creativity plays a big role in Nathan’s works, and we want to encourage visitors to explore their own creativity while they view The Art of the Brick. Nathan‟s uniquely playful imagination is precisely the kind of creativity we’re eager to explore. We hope The Art of the Brick will inspire all our visitors and find the child in them at the exhibition”.
Details of The Art of the Brick® are as follows:
Venue: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Date: 17 November 2012 – 14 April 2013
Tickets to The Art of the Brick can be purchased on the ArtScience Museum website www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum and all Marina Bay Sands box offices. For more information on Nathan Sawaya and The Art of the Brick, visit www.brickartist.com.