1960 Born in Munich
1979 - 1981 Art School, Munich
1982 - 1985 Apprenticeship as stonemason and stonesculptor
1985 – 1993 Collaboration with several sculptors for works in public spaces and churches in Germany
1989 Stay for art studies in Pietrasanta, Italy
1987 – 2001 Creation and political engagement for the erection of a memorial for the concentration camp site of Dachau outpost at Ottobrunn
1993 - 1995 Masterschool for stonemasons and stonesculptors, Munich, finishing with masters diploma
1998 The community Haar acquires the sculpture “Srebrenica”
2006 Start of La Rogaia “Arte Natura“ project for the revival and maintenance of old cultural and natural landscape in Umbria, Italy
Lives and works as free artist in Munich, Germany, and Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy
The work of the sculptor Wolfgang Sandt
Wolfgang Sandt, German artist with a love for Italy, works mainly with stone but also with wood and several other materials, integrating also objéts trouvées in his sculptures. His works are as well representational as non-figurative.
For many years he has been occupying himself with the theme of fragility, questioning the importance of seemingly unchanging values and realities. One result of this research are hisfragile stelae, long, slender, elegant and always on the rim of breaking : The artist always has to go to the extremes.
Wolfgang Sandt is fascinated by the contrast of the weight of the material (stone) and the lightness of the form. He is aiming for the connection between sky and earth.
Another contrast in his work emerges from the solidity of stone and the impalbability of light. Wolfgang Sandt succeeds in working the stone so delicately that it becomes translucent, thus literally creating lightstones.
In his recent works he created a cycle of stone houses. Yet what kind of houses are these?
Houses on wheels, mobile homes, ready to leave their position at any time. Heading for an unknown destiny. Houses with points of fracture and in all kinds of precarious situations. And once again the seemingly secure is put to question, sometimes not without a wink of the eye.
Corrado Attili MA
(Translation Dr. A. Greifenhagen)
The town of Perugia invited me to do an art show in the rooms of an old church which is now used as one of the most prestgious exhibition spaces. Here an impression of the art show.
Wish to fly. One out of my series of translucent marble sculptures. Seeming to defy gravity.