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The Art of the Brick @ Bourse, Brussels

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Art can be anything and how to discover art at all ages! 

As I crossed Brussels these last weeks, I was intrigued by the placards showing a yellow man sculpture made of Lego's and announcing a new exhibition at the Bourse. After searching on the exhibition website, I discovered it wasn't an exhibition about one of our favorite childhood game but a solo show by New-York based artist Nathan Sawaya. I decided to see this non conventional itinerant exhibition which attracted more than 1.5 million visitors from North America to Asia, passing by Australia and for the first time in Europe!

More than 70 extraordinary characters and objects, product of the imagination of Nathan Sawaya, are exhibited inside the Bourse. His amazing LEGO sculptures are inspired by true buildings, humans, animal body or artworks. Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and give us an incredible vision of the fact that art can be anything!


Many of Nathan Sawaya's sculptures have strong life messages related to his life transition from lawyer to artist and showing that everybody can realize one day his dream project.


I really loved the message behind this sculptures: a world in peace, is a world with full of colors! 


How to deal with a strong subject of human skulls with children's game.


STEP-LADDER, Number of pieces: 4054

In this sculpture, the artist shows that when it comes to climb the ladder in our life, we often search to far away. The answer can be right next to us.


Nathan Sawaya reproduced also famous artworks completely made of LEGO's. Incredible! For each of the pieces reproduced, he realized the sculptures considering the reliefs of the artworks.



The artist reproduced famous artwork by Hokusai. Each of the waves are a new layer of LEGO's to respect the dynamic and volume of the water. 


One of my favorite piece of this exhibition. I was completely astonished by the realism of this sculpture. The artist could really release the sense of tragedy of this sculpture. 

DINOSAUR SKELETON, Number of pieces: more than 80 000!


An amazing exhibition giving us a different and fresh vision of the world and the art. An extraordinary show for all ages where it is great to go with kids and introduce them to some of the world's most famous artworks (Duchamb, Van Eyck, Hokusay, Da Vinci, etc.). 


The Art of The Brick 22.11.2013 - 21.04.2014. Open every day from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:30 h (last entry: 18:30 h). Every Wednesday : late night opening until 21:00 h (last entry: 20:00 h)

Address: Place de la Bourse, 1 1000 Brussels.

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