Art Attack: this Ghanaian artist built a sculpture out of 100K LEGO pieces

Ekow Nimako is a familiar name in the contemporary sculpture scene. His work is iconic and not only because of its awe-inspiring magnitude or world-building detail but because he makes them from black Lego pieces!

During the past decade the Ghanaian-Canadian artist has marked ground with his larger-than-life Lego sculptures that (re)create ancient African civilizations. Navigating history, custom, spirituality, fantasy and even pop culture, Ekow Nimako has built a series of scultpures that have trademarked his career as the artist who creates with black Lego pieces.

Ekow Nimako – World on A Camel’s Back sculpture

Kingdoms, totems, heroes and deities; Ekow’s work is afrofuturistic and epic and we for one cannot help but gawk at his exhibitions. Using as many as a hundred thousand Lego pieces per project, this 43-year old artist is redefining the use of these construction toys to create thought-provoking and culture-conscious art.

Which each sculpture we get pulled into Ekow’s universe, each end echoing greatness from the past. We just had to share the amazing LEGO art of Ekow Nimako with you.

Scroll down to peep why we can’t get enough of Ekow Nimako’s enchanting black Lego sculptures.







To view more of Ekow Nimako’s LEGO Universe check here.

PHOTO CREDIT: IG/@ekownimako







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