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The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes in Madrid

The Fernan Gomez Cultural Center Villa de Madrid (El Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid) hosts one of the most endearing and innovative art exhibitions that can be visited today in the capital. This is the exhibition called "The art of the brick: DC Super Heroes", where visitors can see until next February 5th, 2017. It is a stunning recreation of the famous magical world of American comics, made in LEGO.

Its creator, the American artist Nathan Sawaya, has formed a sample with more than 120 original works that are reproduced on a large scale featuring some of the most iconic superheroes or supervillains in DC Comics. Mythical characters such as Superman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman and Batman appear in action, embodied in small figures that are represented by thousands of small LEGO pieces in this popular building game.

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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.

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