On Early March 2013, i got an opportunity to go to Singapore for work duties ! Luckily, my main duty was simple , only to supervised Holiday Trip for Indosat SuperSeven Winner 🙂 Yeah, even though Singapore is like my second home, i was excited because I was able to see Art Of Brick by Nathan Sawaya at my fav place in Singapore, Art Science Musem- Marina Bay Sand
I’ve waited to see this exhibition for months.. I am not a big fan of Lego but i love to see how small thing can be constructed in to something big and creating ART ! Playing with Lego is not easy, you have to build a basic concept first in your mind – what would you like to build ?! So i was amazed by what Nathan Sawaya did in this Exhibition.
Sawaya said that “I use LEGO bricks as my medium because I enjoy seeing people‟s reactions to artwork created from 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” . His basic concept is simple, but it really gets me.. i enjoyed all the creation in this Exhibition. Its Colorful, detail, unpredictable … it brings back childhood memories , i really want to play all the lego !! i cant stop taking picture hahahaha….
The most interesting spot is the colorful spectrum where we can take a picture of our shadow , we can play with different pose and style .. We played and took so many picture on that spot! My favorite was Red Light because it pops out and bold..
Nathan Sawaya is a super genius and brilliant man ! I still cant believe he is able to create such a complex and sophisticated shapes from Lego. He has unique playful imagination and actually that quality is precisely the kind of creativity that I eager to explore..
What i love the most about this exhibition is any kind of people can enjoy it, whether you bring your 5-y.o daughter or son , 14-y.o rebellious teen nephew or even your grandpa or grandma ! Trust me, they will enjoy this exhibition because is connected with us. We can understand the creation without thinking hard or oversee it. Its ART but its approachable for common people , it also will bring us to fantasy world …
You know what,a song from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Soundtrack – Pure Imagination is the best song to describe how i feel about Art of Brick – Nathan Sawaya , i was listening to this song while enjoying the exhibition. ” Come with me ..And you’ll be . In a world of Pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination. We’ll begin with a spin. Traveling in the world of my creation. What we’ll see will defy explanation. If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it ! ” (Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Soundtrack)
This Exhibition is extended to May 2013, if you want to go there my suggestion download first Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka Song, you can use Glee Version , its also good or Maroon 5 Version also not bad heheheh …) – use your earphone and play that song while you’re entering the exhibition , trust me it will give you goose bumps ! dont talk too much with your friends there, simply look at and exploring the creation & listening to that song, you will feel like your flying into a another fantasy world . Its Worth to Try !!
Below is some sample of Nathan Sawaya Creation , ENJOY !!