For nearly 20 years I have created hundreds of portraits with LEGO® bricks for people all around the world. And for the past 5 years I have become fascinated with the bold colorfulness of LEGO bricks by making bombastic bold rainbow-colored sculptures. Evolving from both of these ideas, this portrait, “Carlos”, is the second in a series that combines the two themes into one.
I’ve been incredibly excited about the new LEGO DOTS and LEGO ART product lines ever since they were released in 2020, and I am excited to have finally started produced works using the expanded color pallet that these provide.
Carlos began as an original digital illustration, which I re-drew as pixel art, and finally built with over 27,000 flat round LEGO® pieces. The portrait measures 45″ x 60″ (150 x 115cm)