'Abraham David Christian is an international artist who is best known for his paper and bronze sculptures. Geometrical and shape-of-life forms reference the traditions of Eastern, Western, African, and American cultures, even as they remain perfectly unique unto themselves. His sculptures convene the spirits of Renaissance art (Donatello and Michelangelo), the Classical abstract art of the avantgarde in the twentieth century (Giacometti and Brancusi), the most (so-called) 'primitive' objects from the smallest villages in Africa, and the most (so-called) 'refined' goddess or Buddha from India or Japan.'Read More
Included in his first documenta (5) when Abraham David Christian was only nineteen years old (1972), he has had one-person exhibitions at Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld (1978), Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf (1983), Sprengel Museum (1985, 1994), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais (1988), among others. His sculpture was the subject of a major retrospective at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany, in the year 2000, and in 2010 he had a one-person exhibition at MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg. His work is included in many important public and private collections in Europe, Asia and America. Major books have been published by DuMont (Köln, 2000), Kehrer (Heidelberg, 2003), and Kerber Verlag (Duisburg, 2010). Along the Hudson, published by TPH (Tokyo Publishing House) in 2006, is a special edition with poems by Richard Milazzo and drawings by Abraham David Christian.
Text courtesy Galerie Albrecht.