Hey y’all! Welcome to The Conversation Series Podcast. I have always loved to learn no matter what the topic may be and ever since I graduated I have wanted to continue my education and learn from other people. The Conversation Series Podcast is a podcast getting to talk to some incredible people in different industries, with different experiences that I want to learn from and share stories that other people can learn from as well.
I am sitting down with Nathan Sawaya, also known as The Brick Artist as we sit down in person in his exhibit, Art of the Brick in Raleigh, North Carolina, as he sits in a giant pink chair made out of Legos while we stare at a science museum size T-Rex made out of Legos.
Nathan Sawaya was born in Colville, Washington, and raised in Veneta, Oregon. He attended New York University. Sawaya lives and works between his two studios located in New York City and Los Angeles.
Sawaya is the first artist to take LEGO® into the art world and his unique exhibition focuses exclusively on LEGO® as a medium. The tour has broken attendance records around the world and the curated collection of large-scale sculptures, life-like portraits, and wildly imaginative installations have been obsessively and painstakingly crafted and are both beautiful and playful.
Since his first solo exhibition, Sawaya’s artwork has grabbed the attention of art critics and pop culture enthusiasts alike. His artwork has been shown in major art institutions throughout the world, and held in the collection of both prominent private and public collections.
Sawaya is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements. He has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe-inspiring and groundbreaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, color, movement, light, and perspective. His sculpture ‘Yellow’ has become instantly recognizable the world over.
We are diving right into where and when Nathan’s spark for art and creativity started, what the process looks like to create one of his sculptures, the mix of exhibit and interactivity, the thought process of creating each exhibit, and more!
Y’all, please go follow Nathan and follow along on his journey and all the amazing work he is doing. As always, thank y’all for stopping by and reading, watching, and listening. I will see y’all back here next time.