In case anyone needs permission, you’re never too old to play with LEGOs – or to use the vibrant toy blocks as a form of artistic inspiration!
In Gothenburg, Sweden, the Madrid-based artist Christo Guelov designed this “Lego” bridge, painting its gigantic columns into Lego-like structures.
This artistic intervention on the Älvsborgsbron bridge in Gothenburg seeks to break the gravity, volume and great weight of the subject in question. Guelov‘s project is part of ‘Let’s color Gothenburg’ — a competition that puts unemployed youths into work and aims to unite the city. Throughout the project, the participating youths will be given the training to become professional painters. A creatively and humanly beautiful project.
Of his LEGO bridge artwork, Guelov writes, “The artistic intervention seeks to break the gravity, the volume and the great weight of the intervened object,” further explaining that the paint helps to smooth the bridge’s silhouette and add emotion to the surrounding area.