Born in 1952 in Düsseldorf, Abraham David Christian is one of the most important German artists of post-war abstract art. The much debated artist and university professor Joseph Beuys became aware of Abraham David Christian and brought him to his side as student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
At the age of 19, Abraham David Christian took part in documenta 5. As early as 1973, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf opened Christian's first solo exhibition. This was soon followed by further solo exhibitions at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, the Sprengel Museum Hannover and the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, among others. Christian himself, however, shuns any media hype about his person. He prefers to let his works speak for themselves. At the age of 24, Abraham David Christian was chosen by Norbert Kricke to be the youngest professor of sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.
From the beginning, Christian focused on sculptural and plastic works, which he mainly made from earth, paper, plaster, iron or bronze.
The abstract sculptures and drawings convince through a deep balance and equilibrium, which is not only due to the geometry, but also the pictorial representation of the works.
Interconnected Sculpture, 2015, Bronze, 43 × 54 × 48 cm
alle Erde I, 1982, Paintstik on paper, 148 × 214 cm
Eisenskulptur, 2020, iron, H: 53,5 cm
Skulptur, 1985/86, Paper, painted, H: 103 cm
Interconnected Sculpture, 2017, Bronze, 215 × 290 × 195 cm
Skulptur, 1989, Bronze, 49 × 49 × 15 cm
Raschainas, 2020, Graphite on paper, 33,1 × 23,6 cm