BRYAN OHNO GALLERY

Exhibitions


Solo


Oct 2013 Mike Stimpson Photography, Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham UK


Group


Oct 2, 2014 - Jan 11-2015 Brick by Brick - Anchorage Museum - Joint exhibition with LEGO artist

Nathan Sawaya -

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/exhibits/brick-by-brick/


June 19, 2010 - July 31 2010 ”It's not a doll, it's an action figure" - Bear and Bird Gallery,

Florida - http://www.bearandbird.com/shows/its-not-a-doll-its-an-action-figure/



September 2010 Festival des Arts Visueles de Vevey - Switzerland


Events


Created photos for LEGO Festival of Play, Australia -

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/in-this-handout-provided-by-lego-australia-a-lego-news-photo/152664516


Provide prints for yearly Legoland Star Wars days in California and Florida


Features


History of the world in Lego, The Metro , April 3, 2008

New Birmingham show recreates iconic images in Lego, Birmingham Mail, October 28, 2013

Iconic photographs recreated in Lego, The Telegraph, April 3, 2008

Iconic photographs in Lego, The Guardian, April 4th 2008

The Sun (UK newspaper)

Iconic 20th Century photographs recreated - In Lego, The Daily Mirror, April 3, 2008

Lego Legends: Iconic images built from the children’s toys, Daily Mail April 3, 2008

Blond (German magazine)

Digital SLR Photography (UK Magazine)

Die Gazette (German magazine)

Mike Stimpson, Yeah Magazine, February 8, 2010



Books


Crazy Art - Chantal Alles

LegoRamArt - Muttpop


Notable Online mentions


BBC Online (UK)

The Telegraph (UK)

The Times (UK)

The Guardian (UK)

Lego Art: Famous Photographs Recreated Using the Famous Toy Bricks, Huffington Post, December 20, 2012

The Daily Beast

Mike Stimpson - recreating photo history with legos, John Paul Caponigro: illuminating creativity, June 22, 2008

Photographer Mike Stimpson recreates famous photos from Lego, Imaging Source, November, 11, 2013

Great photographs re-created in LEGO, BoingBoing, December 25, 2011

Iconic Photos Recreated in Legos, Flavorwire, Dcember 25, 2011

A Stormtrooper looking out the window wistfully through falling rain... it's this type of unexpected, moody and lush visual interpretation of pop culture that UK toy photographer Mike Stimpson is known for. His work imbues our beloved icons and LEGO characters with an almost startling compassion, capturing them in quiet moments such as baking cupcakes, crafting a paper airplane, or playing with a kitten. These stories may have taken place “a long time ago in a galaxy far away,” but through Stimpson’s extraordinary vision, we are able to re-discover our own tender humanity in the present.

Mike Stimpson