Colorful, plastic brick by tiny brick, Jan Vormann is brightening the landscapes of the world in a most unexpected, and smile-inducing, way.
This project, called Dispatchwork, has taken the German artist all over the world, “repairing” (as he calls it) crumbling buildings, monuments, and more with hundreds of LEGOs and the assistance of eager helpers. His inspiration?
“The Lego brick has a nostalgic value amongst different generations worldwide, but at the same time it is all up to date. The combination of stone bricks and plastic bricks creates all kind(s) of different contrasts that, in my eyes, illuminate(s) relationships between aesthetics and functionality.”
Bocchignano, Italy (and below)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Delightful as it is, Vormann’s vision is about more than simply dazzling the eyes of passersby. His work in Berlin, filling bulletholes and other damage left from World War II, was meant to “draw peoples’ attention to the bright Lego, and hopefully they would ask themselves why the Lego was there.” (Telegraph)
Barcelona, Catalunian Empire
Genk, Belgium and Zürich, Switzerland