Situated in the Barcelona district Sant Martí, the Poblenous neighborhood was the area with the highest industrial concentration in Catalonia at the end of the 19th century. During the last few years, this place has progressively transformed its streets and buildings into improvised canvases on which the likes of artists Sebastien Waknine, Fabrizio Bianchini (Jupiterfab) and Stefano Phen have expressed themselves and created works of art. Nowadays, this neighborhood is one of Barcelona’s most active and dynamic, in addition to being a cultural and artistic point of reference thanks to the constant transformation it’s recently undergone. Its streets are a mix of styles and cultures, where locals and tourists share the industrial and cosmopolitan essence of the zone that has been transformed into the Catalan capital of Street Art.
The Art of the Brick is a traveling exposition that is currently being held in the city of Barcelona (Cúpula Events CC Arenas) in which North American artist Nathan Sawaya (a prestigious lawyer that left his law office to fully pursue art) creates unique figures exclusively using Lego pieces.
The Alt Experience team would like to share some photographs, with respective commentaries, of the works that we saw while visiting the exposition. We also encourage you to visit before June 12, the final day that the exhibition is available in Barcelona.
The exposition begins with small, yet surprising objects: skulls, pencils, a globe and even a computer. Sawaya shows his incredibly creative and artistic talents from the start.