Former NYC corporate lawyer turned contemporary artist, Nathan Sawaya is the first artist ever to take the LEGO brick into the art world as a medium. Sawaya 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. Sawaya’s exhibition – THE ART OF THE BRICK – has entertained and inspired millions of art lovers and enthusiasts around the world. CNN heralded THE ART OF THE BRICK as one of the top ten “must-see exhibits in the world!" Sawaya is an author, speaker and one of the most popular, award-winning contemporary artists of our time.
Maarten has always been drawing since the day he could hold a pencil, doodling on every bit of paper that dared cross his path. At some point during secondary school, his main focus swapped from illustration to multimedia and digital communications. He then spent the last two years of secondary school and all six years of college specializing in web and digital design. In 2014, however, when a friend asked him to draw something to put on a birth announcement, Maarten rediscovered his love for drawing and decided to dig deeper into the world of illustration. At this point in time, he aims to make the world a little nicer by creating vibrant and atmospheric illustrations for everyone to enjoy.