Photo: © Teatro Fernan Gómez (Madrid)
Recreations of some of the most memorable covers of these classic comics adventures, as well as representations of different heroes and villains in action and different scenarios, with surprising plasticity and dynamism are all part of this sample in which the LEGO pieces meet the dream of every child in the world.
Due to the high exposure about this exhibition in Madrid, it is suitable for all audiences and younger generation who can identify with these famous figures made with pieces of their favourite game construction. LEGO is present in almost every home so everyone knowns what this show is all about. One of the showpieces of the exhibition, which will draw attention, is the full-scale reproduction of Batman's car, the Batmobile, with a size of approximately 5 and a half metres, built from more than half a million LEGO bricks.
The creator, Nathan Sawaya, left his previous job as a lawyer in New York City to pursue an artistic career that has already earned him to be awarded numerous prizes. A decade ago, Sawaya started to realise his idea of transforming the game into a work of art will be highly appreciated so he began making montages in which characters, settings, themes, and vehicles take shape exclusively through LEGO pieces.
Today, Sawaya is the head of the contemporary art centre in the US and he creates three dimensional LEGO figures while incorporating popular art and surrealism, playing with materials, movements, lights, colours and different perspectives. Undoubtedly, the exhibition Fernan Gomez Cultural Center Villa de Madrid ((El Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid)) is an excellent opportunity to get to know his work.