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Joshua Abarbanel

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Reef 04, 2014 Wood 8'x5'x8" © Joshua Abarbanel
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MegaReef 01, 2014 Wood 18' X 8' X 11" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Golem, 2016 Stained Wood, Fiberglass, Metal Chain. 90" X 90" X 18" © Jewish Museum Berlin, Photo: Yves Sucksdorff
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White on Black Reef, 2014 Wood 36" X 60" X 5" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Black on White Reef, 2014 Wood 36" X 60" X 5" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Metamorphosis, Self Portrait, 2012 Paper, Paint, Metal 8" X 12" X 8 © Joshua Abarbanel
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Golem (maquette), 2013 Metal, Ceramic, Wood 18"x18"x4" © Joshua Abarbanel
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MicroReef01, 2014 Wood 27" X 14" X `.5" © Joshua Abarbanel
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See Through, 2014 Wood 8" X 8" X 18" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Pod 01, 2015 Fiberglass, Stained and Unstained Wood 40" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Mo-Flow 01, 2015 Stained and Unstained Wood 36" X 35" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Mo-Flow 02, 2015 Stained and Unstained Wood 37" X 27" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Mo-Flow 03, 2015 Stained Wood 41" X 21" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Pod 01, 2015 Fiberglass, Stained and Unstained Wood 40" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Reef 09, 2015 Stained and Unstained Wood 26" X 40" © Joshua Abarbanel
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Manchester, England
Birth year
1966
Lives in
Santa Monica, California
Works in
Santa Monica, California
Schools
UC Berkeley, 1989, BA
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), 1993, MFA
Representing galleries
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Joshua Abarbanel: Finding North
Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Art Gallery
Sep, 2016
Golem
Jewish Museum Berlin
Statement

Joshua Abarbanel is engaged in an on-going exploration of creation, the passage of time, and mortality, using forms and patterns evocative of biological, botanical, geological, and mechanical structures. Finding inspiration in fractals, accretive formations, and the Fibonacci sequence, Abarbanel creates art that often simultaneously evokes microscopic and aerial perspectives, such that the compositions serve as metaphors for archetypal relationships between people, between individuals and communities, and between humankind and the planet. His work also illustrates how disparate parts can come together to make a whole in beautiful and startling ways.