Abraham David Christian‘s (* 1952) works, sculptures made out of soil, paper or plaster and later even out of bronze, are characterized by a basic design and testify to the intensive occupation with the cross-cultural human range of shapes. On his travels around the world Christian grapples with the local/ national traditions and forms of expression. The art critic Richard Milazzo says, that they evoke the spirit of the Renaissance, as well as the one of the abstract art of 20th century avant-garde (like Brancusi, Giacometti or David Smith) or artwork from Japan or India.
Abraham David Christian lives in Düsseldorf, New York and Hayama, Japan.
Since his participation in the documenta 5 (1972) and documenta 7 (1982) Abraham David Christian has had solo-shows in the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld (1978), Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf (1983), Sprengel Museum Hannover (1985, 1994), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais (1988), Tallinna Kunstihoone, Estland (1998), Wilhelm Lembruck Museum, Duisburg (2000), Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen (2003) und Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal. In June 2010 the Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg showed his exhibition ‘THE WAY . DER WEG’.