Art Bricks

about Nathan Sawaya


Born in Colville, Washington, Nathan Sawaya was the first contemporary artist to ever take LEGO into the art world as a medium. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful. Nathan’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.

His unique sculptures and renowned touring exhibition, The Art of the Brick, continues to inspire creativity as well as break attendance records globally.

The Scream 2


“When I was 10 years old I wanted to get a dog and my parents said, ‘You’re not getting a dog’ so I built myself a life size dog and at the time it was really an ‘aha’ moment that it doesn’t have to be what’s on the front of the box. You could build anything with this toy, anything you wanted to imagine! So if I wanted to pretend to be an astronaut I could pretend to build a rocket ship or if I want to pretend to be a rockstar I’ll build myself a guitar. There were no limits!

Since his first solo exhibition, his artwork has grabbed the attention of art critics and pop culture novices alike. It has been shown in major art institutions throughout the world, and held in the collection of both prominent private and public collections.


“The most amount of bricks in one piece? Hm, I’ve done some large pieces over the years, I did a billboard in Hollywood that was 53 feet long and that used over a half a million pieces. It took about a month of constant building

Nathan is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements. In 2014, with the belief that “art is not optional,” Sawaya founded The Art Revolution Foundation, for the purpose of making art a priority in our schools and our homes.

“Sawaya is a surrealist mash-up of forms and artists. Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright crossed with Ray Harryhausen, or Auguste Rodin crossed with Shigeru Miyamoto, and you start to get a sense of where Sawaya is coming from Journalist, Scott Jones.




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