Must See Art: “The Art of the Brick” by Nathan Sawaya

Posted by The G on June 5, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Nathan Sawaya.

The Scream by Edvard Munch by Nathan Sawaya

The Scream by Edvard Munch by Nathan Sawaya

I’ve seen several exhibits by Lego brick artist Nathan Sawaya before (“Red” and “In Pieces“) and I’ve really loved them, but his most recent showing “The Art of the Brick” in Times Square takes the cake for awesomeness.  Sawaya has used over 1.2 million legos in his sculptures and the exhibit will appeal to people of all ages.

Starry Night by Van Gogh by Nathan Sawaya

Starry Night by Van Gogh by Nathan Sawaya

Aside from his mind-blowing sculptures, where nearly every one of them on display – and there are over 100 – will make you think “how did he do that?” possibly what I liked the best was the way the exhibit was laid out.  As you walk in, you are in a museum like atmosphere where you see Sawaya’s renderings of some of the most iconic paintings and sculptures of all time.

The Sculpture Garden by Nathan Sawaya

The Sculpture Garden by Nathan Sawaya

As the sculptures are made of Legos, the exhibit will surely be a big hit with children, who may be too young to appreciate art.  By seeing these works, Sawaya potentially exposes and inspires a new generation to explore the vast world of art, and for that alone you should definitely take the kids to see this exhibit.

The Vetruvian Man by DaVinci by Nathan Sawaya

The Vetruvian Man by DaVinci by Nathan Sawaya

After seeing Lego-versions of The Mona Lisa, Starry Night and so many other classics, you will see a bunch of Lego sculptures that will blow your mind.  For example:

Lego Dinosaur!

Lego Dinosaur!

Easter Island Sculpture

Easter Island Sculpture

Hug that pole!

Hug that pole!

I don’t want to spoil the exhibit for you by showing too many pictures, but as you can see from the photos that have been posted, you should not miss this exhibit!!!

The Art of the Brick

The Art of the Brick

You can get tickets for this exhibit (with location info, museum hours, etc) at this link.

G interacting with Nathan Sawaya's Lego Sculpture

G interacting with Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Sculpture.  Photo by Gail.

10 Questions with Gregory Siff

Posted by The G on July 6, 2011 under G Interviews, Street Art | 4 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Gregory Siff.

Gregory Siff

Gregory Siff

Some people defy labels.  Gregory Siff is one of those people.  His life resume shows successes in the following disciplines: singing, musicianship (playing guitar and alto-saxophone), acting, directing, painting (both as a fine artist and street artist), modeling and serving as emcee on a TV show.  His art has been featured in gallery exhibitions as well as on the streets across the United States which is how I came to discover this incredibly talented Renaissance man.  In addition to all these amazing accomplishments, Siff wrote a movie based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh entitled “painT.”  Find out more about the project and get to know Gregory Siff a little better.  I think you’ll find that his energy and enthusiasm for life are the keys to his success.

According2G: How did you get started in street art?

Gregory Siff: Two years ago I took three tubes of paint, (blue, red and yellow) and smeared them all over a big white billboard in the subway on my morning commute to work at 6am.  Ever since then I couldn’t wait to get up for work in the morning.  That was the first time.  It became my movie poster for the film that I wrote, painT. [link will open in new window]. It’s a modernization of the life of the artist Vincent van Gogh.

A2G: You don’t use aliases and you show your face. Has revealing your identity helped or hindered you in doing street art?

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Happy 158th Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by The G on March 30, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photo by G. Art by Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Today, let’s remember one of the best artists of all time – Vincent Van Gogh, who celebrates birthday number 158 today.

G and Starry Night

Posted by The G on November 16, 2009 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

G and Starry Night

G and Starry Night

I was recently in the prescence of greatness.  Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”  I love this painting so much.

What’s your favorite Van Gogh painting?  Don’t be shy.  Tell us!

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