Hi, welcome! This is my website Brick Art Stories. Showing you (a selection of) my unique LEGO miniatures, exhibition announcements and pictures, and more. This site will be updated every now and then. For more information and/or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Instagram page: brick_art_stories. Scroll down to read the complete story of my LEGO concept and ambitions.
Above: Imponderabilia from the legendary couple Abramovic and Ulay got an updae too! More details, more improved art space scenery, a bit more of a challenging build for me. Visitors had to pass between the two naked artists, looking to each other while standing with their back against the door post of the entrance… totally naked! About invading others personal space, decision making, a feeling of embarrassment too I guess. What would you do? Who would you look into the eyes?
Pictures above: 4 iconic performances of Belgium born artist Francis Alÿs in this updated LEGO miniature! Can you spot all 4? The street represents a street in Mexico City, the place where Alÿs does his performances, in public space. Also, to create awareness of the deplorable state of his beloved city. Abandonned houses and shops, broken windows, homeless people, et cetera. To be honest, 1 perforances is recorded in London. Do you know which one?
Arty Farty LEGO Party was amazing! Check the pictures above. A lot of people visited the show. Many kids praticipated in the LEGO challenge and art collectables were sold. This exhibition proved to me that my art educational concept, telling stories of art with my unique LEGO miniatures to a broad public, is effective in every way. Kids are fascinated by the LEGO designs and automatically try to understand what is going on. Later, they read the true story so they get even more knowledge about art. Adult fans of LEGO idem. Even art lovers discover things they didn’t know yet. This party was a success thanks to: the people of art organisation IDFX, Bram’s Bouwstenen for sponsoring the bulk LEGO, Mignon Nustelling as moderator during the artist talk and newspaper BNdeStem for writing an article prior to the show. Next LEGO project will be soon!
Met veel plezier nodig ik je uit voor mijn LEGO-feestje!
Opening vrijdag 15 april met om 20.00 uur een artist talk o.l.v. collega-kunstenaar en influencer Mignon Nusteling!
Zaterdag 16 april start LEGO-bouwwedstrijd voor kinderen! Op zondag 1 mei de prijsuitreiking. Losse LEGO aanwezig in de expositieruimte!
Het feestje is te bezoeken op elke vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag, tot en met 8 mei. Ik ben meestal aanwezig.
Deze presentatie wordt gesponsord door Bram’s Bouwstenen! http://www.bramsbouwstenen.nl
http://www.idfx.nl brick_art_stories op Instagram
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Above, the 4 available miniatures! Every Art Collectable is inspired by an iconic art work and comes with the needed LEGO-bricks to build one specific miniature, an informative full color instruction booklet and a custom designed box. A little surprise is also included! This art edition is made with the help of many professionals and is unique in the world. Every Art Collectable is signed and numbered by hand, twice. Prices range from 60 to 100 euro’s (including 20% discount, without shipping costs). Edition of 100, 25 boxes each. Interested? Send me an e-mail to email@example.com. Soon, you will be the famous artist building the icon!
The Big Miniature LEGO Launch & Sales Weekend – POSTPONED
18-19 december 2021
Location: IDFX, Veilingkade 8, Breda.
If you want to recieve the pre sale price list, feel free to contact me by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for visiting my official LEGO website! My name is Jordy Koevoets, born in 1984 and living in The Netherlands. I am a professional fine artist and a big fan of LEGO. Since 2019 I have combined my artistic process with my interest in LEGO. I design unique miniatures inspired by iconic art works, using only original LEGO bricks. With these builds I try to bridge the gap between art world and people who are not too familiar with art. The plastic brick is proven to be an effective and playful tool to connect opposite worlds. Besides these educative and somewhat idealistic intentions, all my self-made miniatures are tributes too. Little tributes to legendary artists who really made the difference with their ideas and works of art.
To make these miniatures I work by a set of strict rules. Firstly, I am only allowed to use original LEGO-bricks. Second, the featured original art work must be iconic. Third, the use of glue and scissors are absolutely forbidden. Fourth, no alien additions are allowed. Only custom-made prints on real LEGO items can be added on the condition that these prints are crucial and no other solutions are satisfying. Last but not least: the final design must be as mall as possible, preferably minifig scale. This miniature claim makes it even harder, because the smaller the intended outcome, the more difficult it gets!
The chosen art works range from the early 20th century till now. No art discipline, movement or media is excluded on forehand. Nevertheless, one art work is more attractive to me than others. There must be a click when I see a potential work of art. It is like falling in love. If sparks fly, fundamental building questions do pop up immediately. Can I make it with LEGO? What is the essence of this work? And what are crucial characteristics (like colour and proportion) that I need to capture? An imaginary construction plan unfolds and notes are written on photoprints of the chosen art work. When these preparations are done it is time to start building!
Although LEGO has thousands and thousands of different items, from traditional straightforward bricks to very complex shapes, and with colours ranging from basic to shiny metallic and pastel shades, it is still not easy to build just anything. It is this paradox that triggers me, and that offers me a challenge. I regularly encounter seemingly insurmountable constructive obstacles. A whole variety of bricks is used to find the best solution possible. The final outcome of my LEGO-miniatures can range from apparently simple to more complex results. For instance, Malevich’s Black Square is easily transformed into a plane tableau of black and white LEGO tiles. However, a performative art work like Fall II by Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader asks for an immersive setting made with hundreds of bricks and many different building techniques. At this moment my collection consists of approximately 50 unique LEGO miniatures. When all creations are placed next to each other, it is like time traveling through the world of art.
Thanks for joining. Stay tuned for more artistic storytelling LEGO projects and updates on my website. For now, let’s start building!
Jordy Koevoets – Brick Art Stories
Not To Be Repreduced (translated from the original La Reproduction Interdit), by René Magritte, 1937… in LEGO! Including an essential print of the original art work on a tile 2×3 to complete the design.
LEGO-miniature (detail) inspired by the iconic performance Rest Energy, Marina Abramovic and Ulay, 1980.
In the pictures above you see a selection of 33 LEGO-miniatures on display in the exhibition When LEGO Becomes Art in the showcases of library Lochal Tilburg. From 26th of November 2020 till 26th September 2021, With great supportof Kunstloc Brabant. Miniatures inspired by art works from Francis Alÿs, Panamarenko, Marcel Duchamp, Jan Fabre, and Teun Hocks,
2 miniatures – Lobster Telephone in bricks and Fountain in bricks – on display during the group exhibition Benefit For Brabant, at Park Tilburg, The Netherlands. From 8 till 30 of August 2020.
LEGO-miniature based on the intriguing performance of Bas Jan Ader Fall II, 1970. It’s one of three LEGO designs inspired by his oeuvre.
This website will be updated frequently. If you have any questions or remarks, please send me an e-mail: email@example.com