Abraham Christie's work is based around the desire to communicate through the act of drawing - A constant enquiry as to how one can convey a subjective moment, memory, or experience through the drawn image.
Working primarily with narrative form, Christie attempts to explore both his own persona and place in the world, and has found the Comic art form a particularly useful language with which to conduct this investigation. The idea of the Artists Book, and the ideals of the Zine have long been key to the display and distribution of his work. Often, works are compiled into book form to be sold or simply given away, the books thus offer the reader a subjective view and private interpretation. Presentation aside, the essence of Christie's practice is to be found in the basic creative process of drawing.
Though his drawings are the result of a deep introspection and observation, they are often naive in both appearance and sentiment and regularly play with common assumptions and stereotypes. In achieving this, it has been important to retain a strong sense of play within his art practice. By its own stereotypes and history, the Comic form is perfectly placed to subconsciously impress a certain childishness upon the viewer. This is a key feature that the artists enjoys whilst manipulating and attempting to relate a serious story through the 'tools' of jokes.
It is Christie's intention to continue experimenting with and pursuing current concerns in an innocent, playful, and childlike manner.
2007-2010 BA Hons Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art, University of the Arts London
2007 Foundation Diploma Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art
2010 Central Saint Martins Degree Show
2010 Artist books exhibited at Pigeon Wing's reading table (Camberwell Arts Festival)
2010 Tate Britain; Rude Britannia, British Comic Art- Zines exhibited in reading room
ARTISTS BOOKS & ZINES
2010 Nervous In a Cape issues 1-4 (& various other single issue zines)
2009 English Popolsku ABC