I was born Assyrian, but I grew up living amid another rich culture and history, that of Italy. At age 16, I started my apprenticeship in Florence. Here I first learned the skills of sculpting, painting and designing. For over seven years, I mastered my trade in several schools, ateliers and artisan shops.
At the Academies I gained a profound understanding of the fine arts. I became proficient in creating frescos and monuments at Raymondo Riaci Atelier. I discovered one of my greatest passions - sculpting - at Bronzi Di Firenze. There I worked as a professional sculptor, creating statues in Bronzi a Cera Persa. I also worked in Bini Alfonso, the famous artisan shop, alongside the Japanese artist, Harwo Kinoshita. Under Florentine traditions, I created wood sculptures and papier mache masks, as well as interior design and jewelry for Ponte Vecchio
I was chosen by art. It’s not what I do; it’s who I am. I describe my art as a fusion of cultures. From Gilgamesh’s immortality to Dante’s Inferno, to Gibran’s philosophy my work bridges historical and cultural differences. I am inspired by the earth’s natural elements of fire and water, earth and sky, life and death. My statues are an interactive message, designed to raise the viewer’s spirit and expand their imagination. Welcome to my website! I hope you will enjoy this journey into the mind of Ninos Chammo.