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© Abraham David Christian<br/>    Picture: Jens Weber, Munich<br />

Abraham David Christian

Born 1952 in Düsseldorf, Germany
Lives and works in New York, Düsseldorf and Hayama

Der heilige Mensch IV, VII und zwei Stelen (group of works), 1981/82/86

175 x 60 x 41 cm, 189 x 39x 44 cm

Abraham David Christian's works revolve around themes such as self-discovery, magic, fate and basic ethical values of humanity. With their geometrically abstract, at times figuratively inspired form language, his sculptures awaken associations with prehistoric cult images and archaic characters.

Christian first formed his sculptures from moist earth, then in plaster. He sawed them apart and reassembled the pieces into pillars. These plaster sculptures, which he later also cast in bronze, established the basis for "Der heilige Mensch", his group of works first shown at documenta 7 in 1982. Each of these sculptures is made up of individual blocks which interlock like a plug-in system.

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