Sculpture garden La Rogaia, Umbria

Sculptures by Wolfgang Sandt in the garden of the Villa La Rogaia

Wolfgang Sandt: Domani, from the cycle "Il giardino delle poesie"
Wolfgang Sandt: Domani, from the cycle "Il giardino delle poesie"

 

Wolfgang Sandt works primarily with stone, but also with wood and various other materials. He also integrates found objects in his sculptures. His works are both naturalistic and abstract. In his work he often deals with motifs inspired by mythology, religion and literature.

He always sets out in search of the inherent secrets of the material, its inner light, its secret language.

 

The vulnerability of the indestructible

Fragile Stele, Wolfgang Sandt, La Rogaia sculpture garden
Fragile Stele, Wolfgang Sandt, La Rogaia Skulpturenpark

 

For many years Wolfgang Sandt has been occupying himself with the theme of „fragility“, questioning the importance of seemingly unchanging values and realities. One result of this research are his “fragile stelae”, long, slender, elegant, and always on the rim of breaking.
Wolfgang Sandt says: “The artist always has to go to the extremes.” He 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 heaven and earth.

The intangibility of light

Scroll. Wolfgang Sandt
Scroll. Wolfgang Sandt

 

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”.

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