ABOUT AARON - BRICK MANIAC
My origin story… While visiting a LEGO store in Chicago with my family, I was mesmerized by a huge mosaic on the wall outside the store. The mosaic, depicting the Chicago cityscape, was created using LEGO bricks. I had never dreamed of using LEGO to create two-dimensional artwork. I was fascinated by the way that subtle details invisible up close somehow emerged when I stepped back and viewed the mosaic from a different perspective. I was inspired to explore this art medium.
I thought I would start “simple” and create a small (20″ x 20″) LEGO mosaic of a cartoon character (LEGO Hulk from the LEGO Marvel Superheroes video game) as a gift for a friend. I soon realized that I had misjudged the difficulty of this art project. I needed large quantities of LEGO bricks, and I needed many in colors not represented in the LEGO palette. To unlock a greater array of colors, I decided to paint LEGO bricks, starting with commercial spray paints and eventually moving to custom formulations of acrylic paints that I mix myself.
Through the years (and hudreds of thousands of bricks later…) I have continually refined my techniques while increasing the size and complexity of my artworks. I really enjoy creating LEGO mosaic artwork, and I hope you enjoy the artwork I have created.