02 March 2017
Following a successful run in Madrid, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES made its London debut on 1 March. The contemporary art exhibition is being shown in an exclusively built space on London’s South Bank, home to the capital’s cultural quarter. Together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, the artist Nathan Sawaya has created the world’s largest collection of artwork inspired by DC's Justice League, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, alongside DC Super-Villains the Joker, Harley Quinn and more.
Through a series of galleries, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES showcases Sawaya’s interpretations on characters, vehicles, environments and themes found throughout DC Super Heroes mythology including transformation and reinvention, strength and weakness, as well as good vs. evil.
To kids and adults who love LEGO, Nathan Sawaya is a bit of a super hero. For the last decade, the former lawyer- turned- artist has elevated the simple toy to highly sought-after artwork.
THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES exhibition includes more than 120 original pieces, created exclusively from LEGO bricks, including a life-size Batmobile (5.5 meters) and built from half a million standard pieces.
“Just like Superman, we all have our own story. This art collection is based on the elements of the journey of a super hero, including the moment in which we are all called to the adventure,” explains Sawaya. “I couldn't wait to return to London with THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES following the warmth of the welcome THE ART OF THE BRICK received in 2014” said Mr Sawaya.
“As a kid I spent Saturday mornings sitting on the floor playing with LEGO and watching the DC Super Friends cartoons" he continued, "I would imagine the people in my LEGO city would have super powers and could defeat any evil nemesis - which usually meant my sister’s dolls. So this new collection of artwork is a dream come true for me".
The exhibition is open daily from 10am and runs until September.