Nando Kallweit

b 1972, Schwerin, Germany

Nando Kallweit is a German sculptor working in bronze and oak.  As a young man he was inspired by the beauty and antiquity of a bust of Nefertiti housed in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin.  After the fall of the Berlin Wall, his new found freedoms allowed him to travel to Egypt and develop his belief in the basic strength and pride inherent in inhumanity.  His sculptures seek to emphasize this through elongated forms and upright postures.   Many also have the appearance of being crowned in the style of ancient Egyptian monarchs, such as Nefertiti.

Nando’s work has been exhibited across Europe and is held in many private collections.  He has also produced a number of large scale permanent installation pieces for German municipalities and museums.