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Abrasha Portrait

Abrasha

Born:
Hague, Netherlands 1948

Active in:

  • California

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Abrasha.

Luce Artist Quote

"I don't have a lot of pleasant memories of my childhood . . . but the memories that are pleasant all relate to light . . ." Artist quoted in American Craft, February/March 1997


Luce Artist Biography

Abrasha, who uses the Russian version of the name Abraham, or "father of many," creates jewelry and table pieces that explore the history of the Jewish people, including his own family's experience of the Holocaust. He uses spare, geometric elements in his work, inviting his viewers to concentrate on the content, rather than the form of the art. Although he happily uses industrial materials, and often designs with the help of computers, Abrasha shows a jeweler's eye in the many moving parts and finely crafted surfaces of his pieces.