October 17, 2021

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Gallery Oldham developing up for LEGO art exhibition

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LEGO lovers will get pleasure from Gallery Oldham’s subsequent exhibition which will be unveiled upcoming 7 days.

The Brick by Brick exhibition, which runs from June 26 to September 4, gathers the work of 18 artists, designers and photographers from all over the globe who use LEGO bricks as their medium or inspiration.

Applying this basic plastic building block as their commencing point, they have established stunning, imagined provoking and usually humorous artworks which will enchantment to artwork enthusiasts and LEGO followers alike.

Cllr Shaid Mushtaq, cabinet member for education and learning and abilities at the council, claimed: “Over the past 12 months inhabitants have skipped out on so substantially.

“So it is excellent that Gallery Oldham is now again open up and putting on exhibitions with intercontinental artists.

“LEGO is appreciated by people today of all ages so I’m sure we’ll get people today of all ages via the doorways – and the extra bonus is it’s no cost to get in.”

Toronto based artist Ekow Nimako, began utilizing LEGO bricks in his experienced apply in 2014 and has considering that cultivated a distinctive method to sculpting this iconic medium.

Created up of of black bricks only, Nimako will be exhibiting five captivating artworks, which reference mythology, West African proverbs and Afrofuturism.

Internationally renowned artist Michael Brennand-Wood has created 4 stunning artworks specifically for this exhibition.

Making use of a array of colors, designs and measurements of bricks, Michael has established a collection of abstract montages which have a mesmerising enchantment to them.

Artist David Turner, from Belfast, will be exhibiting his LEGO firearms set up, which consists of 19 replica guns. This work tends to make reference to his childhood and adolescence put in in Northern Eire through the time of “The Difficulties”.

Collectively acknowledged as The Minor Artists, John Cake and Darren Neave collaborated to replicate a collection of perfectly-known modern artworks and personalities working with LEGO bricks. Glimpse out for Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

Brazilian photographer Valentino Fialdini has designed images which present a set of vacant rooms and corridors. Applying expert images and lighting strategies, Fialdini tips the viewer’s eye in to imagining that these miniature LEGO® rooms are lifestyle-sized.

‘Eat My Bricks’ is a collaboration between German artists Michael Feindura and Soren Grochau who use LEGO® mini-figures to create large scale, humorous photographs, generally with social and political commentary at their coronary heart.

American born artist Janet Curley Cannon, who is now based mostly in Berkshire, will be exhibiting her artwork ‘Not on the Substantial Street Anymore’. This installation was manufactured applying her husband’s childhood LEGO® bricks and can make reference to the demise of the UK’s large street.

Motivated by the extensive range of artworks on demonstrate, a LEGO® graffiti wall, establish tables and a range of LEGO® related games and competitions will give readers the prospect to consider their hand at making their own construction brick artwork.

Participating artists are: The Tiny Artists, David Hughes, David Turner, Jason Freeny, Ekow Nimako, Janet Curley Cannon, Hannah Gibson, Cole Blaq, Little Big Artwork, Zino, Consume My Bricks, Samsofy, Michael Brennand-Wood, James Paterson, Valentino Fialdini, Agabag, AME 72 and Jonathan Rolph.

Brick by Brick is a 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition

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