Photo: Hans-Christian Schink

Abraham David
Christian

Abraham David
Christian

Abraham David
Christian

Abraham David
Christian

Abraham David
Christian

Abraham David Christian, who has traveled the world and keeps workshops in Düsseldorf, New York and Hayama/Japan, lives and thinks in terms of global inter-relationships. He uses his artistic language to counteract the proliferation of a narrowly defined modernity and pre-determined styles. The artist gives form to and practices an imagery that hearkens back to the origins of our existence, and to his beginnings, which he returns to again and again. We may wonder what is connecting us? What keeps his works together – given that, on the one hand, the portray fragility, and, on the other, the miracle of survival? … We begin to understand that the artist is endeavoring to construct parables here, testing his philosophical insights on the nature of the self. Indeed, his artworks might almost be poetical apparitions, which he has named Türme der Weisheit, Interconnected, Alle Erde, Hayama no sensei and Türme der Stille (Towers of wisdom, Interconnected, All Earth, Hayama as Teacher and Towers of Silence).

From: Walter Smerling “Die Anfänge unseres Daseins“,
Exhibition catalogue: Abraham David Christian „The Way“, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, 2010

CHRI_S_13.001.L-1024×683

Sculpture, 1989
Bronze

CHRI_S_96.001.L

Sculpture, ca. 1985/1986
Paper, paint
Height: 103 cm

Geometrical and shape-of-life forms reference the traditions of Eastern, Western, African, and American cultures, even as they remain perfectly unique unto themselves

Geometrical and shape-of-life forms reference the traditions of Eastern, Western, African, and American cultures, even as they remain perfectly unique unto themselves

Geometrical and shape-of-life forms reference the traditions of Eastern, Western, African, and American cultures, even as they remain perfectly unique unto themselves

Geometrical and shape-of-life forms reference the traditions of Eastern, Western, African, and American cultures, even as they remain perfectly unique unto themselves

From: Richard Milazzo „Abraham David Christian Torri del Silenzio“

From: Richard Milazzo „Abraham David Christian Torri del Silenzio“

From: Richard Milazzo „Abraham David Christian Torri del Silenzio“

From: Richard Milazzo „Abraham David Christian Torri del Silenzio“

From: Richard Milazzo „Abraham David Christian Torri del Silenzio“

CHRI_S_103.002.L-803×1024

Sculpture, 1989/90
Bronze
140 x 100 x 100 cm

CHRI_P_9.001.L

alle Erde III, 1982
Paintstick on paper
148 x 214 cm

CHRI_P_34.001.L

Sculpture, 2002
Paper, white paint

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Interconnected Sculpture, 2019
Bronze
29 x 45,5 x 20,5 cm

Everything is interconnected
Nothing exists alone
All is connected with each other

Everything is interconnected
Nothing exists alone
All is connected with each other

Everything is interconnected
Nothing exists alone All is connected with each other

Everything is
interconnected
Nothing exists alone
All is connected with
each other

Abraham David Christian

CHRI_S_93.001.L

Sculpture, 2006
Bronze
106 x 16 x 16 cm

Skulptur 2006
Bronze
106 x 16 x 16 cm

Skulptur, 2006
Bronze
106 x 16 x 16 cm

CHRI_S_87.001.L

Interconnected Sculpture, 2015
Bronze
43 x 54 x 48 cm

Interconnected Sculpture, 2015
Bronze
43 x 54 x 48 cm

Interconnected Sculpture, 2015
Bronze
43 x 54 x 48 cm

Today one of the most important representatives of contemporary sculpture, the German Abraham David Christian made an impressive career. In 1972, just about 19 years old, he was the youngest artist ever to exhibit at a documenta. He had his first solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld in 1978. From 1976 to 1978, he taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the youngest ever to do so in the history of the school. His sculptures and drawings were subject of diverse international exhibitions. Maintaining residences in New York, Düsseldorf, and Hayama (Japan), he lives the life of a mobile artist, travelling to many cities and countries around the world. His bronze sculptures corresponding to Christian's works in paper and plaster testify the artist's characteristic language, generating universal and timeless significance, not commited to Western culture alone, but valid all over the world.

Today one of the most important representatives of contemporary sculpture, the German Abraham David Christian made an impressive career. In 1972, just about 19 years old, he was the youngest artist ever to exhibit at a documenta. He had his first solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld in 1978. From 1976 to 1978, he taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the youngest ever to do so in the history of the school. His sculptures and drawings were subject of diverse international exhibitions. Maintaining residences in New York, Düsseldorf, and Hayama (Japan), he lives the life of a mobile artist, travelling to many cities and countries around the world. His bronze sculptures corresponding to Christian's works in paper and plaster testify the artist's characteristic language, generating universal and timeless significance, not commited to Western culture alone, but valid all over the world.

Today one of the most important representatives of contemporary sculpture, the German Abraham David Christian made an impressive career. In 1972, just about 19 years old, he was the youngest artist ever to exhibit at a documenta. He had his first solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld in 1978. From 1976 to 1978, he taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the youngest ever to do so in the history of the school. His sculptures and drawings were subject of diverse international exhibitions. Maintaining residences in New York, Düsseldorf, and Hayama (Japan), he lives the life of a mobile artist, travelling to many cities and countries around the world. His bronze sculptures corresponding to Christian's works in paper and plaster testify the artist's characteristic language, generating universal and timeless significance, not commited to Western culture alone, but valid all over the world.

Today one of the most important representatives of contemporary sculpture, the German Abraham David Christian made an impressive career. In 1972, just about 19 years old, he was the youngest artist ever to exhibit at a documenta. He had his first solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld in 1978. From 1976 to 1978, he taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the youngest ever to do so in the history of the school. His sculptures and drawings were subject of diverse international exhibitions. Maintaining residences in New York, Düsseldorf, and Hayama (Japan), he lives the life of a mobile artist, travelling to many cities and countries around the world. His bronze sculptures corresponding to Christian's works in paper and plaster testify the artist's characteristic language, generating universal and timeless significance, not commited to Western culture alone, but valid all over the world.

Today one of the most important representatives of contemporary sculpture, the German Abraham David Christian made an impressive career. In 1972, just about 19 years old, he was the youngest artist ever to exhibit at a documenta. He had his first solo exhibition at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld in 1978. From 1976 to 1978, he taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the youngest ever to do so in the history of the school. His sculptures and drawings were subject of diverse international exhibitions. Maintaining residences in New York, Düsseldorf, and Hayama (Japan), he lives the life of a mobile artist, travelling to many cities and countries around the world. His bronze sculptures corresponding to Christian's works in paper and plaster testify the artist's characteristic language, generating universal and timeless significance, not commited to Western culture alone, but valid all over the world.

CHRI_P_8.001.L

alle Erde, 1982
Paintstik on paper
148 x 214 cm

alle Erde, 1982
Paintstik auf Papier
148 x 214 cm

CHRI_S_86.001.L

Interconnected Sculpture, 2015
Paper, paint
25.6 x 30 x 23.5 cm

Interconnected Sculpture, 2015
Papier, bemalt
25.6 x 30 x 23.5 cm

…his paper sculptures also evoke a melody that fades away somewhere, leaving airwaves and rhythms behind, in the room.

…his paper sculptures also evoke a melody that fades away somewhere, leaving airwaves and rhythms behind, in the room.

…his paper sculptures also evoke a melody that fades away somewhere, leaving airwaves and rhythms behind, in the room.

…his paper sculptures also evoke a melody that fades away somewhere, leaving airwaves and rhythms behind, in the room.

Tsutomu Mizusawa – Chief Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama (Japan)

Tsutomu Mizusawa – Chief Curator, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama (Japan)

CHRI_P_35.001.M

Sculpture, 2002
Paper, white paint

CHRI_S_95.001.L

Interconnected Sculpture, 2018
Bronze
39 x 49 x 19 cm

All works are unique

All works are unique

All works are unique

All works are unique

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