ABRAHAM DAVID CHRISTIAN


“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.”

Richard Milazzo

 

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.

ADC_Skulptur, 2009, Gips, 63x19,5x19,5cm

ADC_Skulptur, 2005, Bronze, 75x33x33cm

ADC_Skulptur, 1981/1995, Bronze, Auflage3, 15x15x85cm

ADC_Skulptur, 2006-2007, Bronze, 11,4x11,4x42cm

1 No Before, No After, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

2 Candle Wax to Ash, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

3 Tsukiji Fish Market, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

4 The Girl in a Blue Robe, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

5 Pachinko Parlor, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

6 Hama Detached Palace Garden, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

7 The Lady of Kagurazaka, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

8 Upon Visiting the Bamboo Garden, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

9 The Teahouse at Jomyoji Temple, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

10 The Cherry Blossoms at Yanaka Cemetery, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

11 Kawagoe, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

12 Hasedera Temple, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

13 Sea of Japan, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

14 Tsukuda Island, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

15 A Stroll in the Imperial Gardens, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

16 Shimabara, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

17 Postcard from To-ji, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

18 Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Pavilion), drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

19 Renge-ji, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

20 Basho-an, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

21 The Philosopher’s Path, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

22 Kamo River, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

23 Kinkaku, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

24 Ryoan-ji, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

25 Todai-ji, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

26 Isuien Garden, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

27 Gango-ji, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

28 Zarathustra’s Lantern, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

29 Einstein’s Piano, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

30 Apocalyptic Love, drawing graphite on paper, 26,5 x 35,7 cm by Abraham David Christian out of the poetry-book One Thing at a Time: Poems of Japan, 2016 by Richard Milazzo

ADC_Zeichnung, 1992, Graphit auf Papier 43 x 35 cm

ADC_Zeichnung, 1992, Graphit auf Papier 43 x 35 cm

ADC_Zeichnung, 1992, Graphit auf Papier, 43 x 35 cm