Paul Neil Abramowitz was born in Cape Town in 1962. He began sculpting painting and guitar at age 6. After completing high school in Cape Town, Paul attended the University of Witwatersrand School of Dentistry from which after four years he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, USA.
In 1985 he completed his Doctorate in Dental Medicine, and in 1990 completed his Specialisation in Periodontology, a surgical subspecialty in the Dental field, and some months later in Implantology in Belgium. Between 1990 and 1993, as well as being in private specialty practice, he held both an Assistant Professorship and an Associate Professorship in the Postdoctoral programs of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University respectively.
He returned to Cape Town in 1993, and has been in private practice here since then.
In 1985, after graduating dental school, Paul found his way back to the world of art, producing mostly pastel and oil paintings. His return to sculpture began shortly before leaving Philadelphia 1993, and he is currently busy with a series of Bronze embraces.
In 2016 he completed a PhD in Human Sexuality through the Institute of Advanced Human Sexuality in San Francisco – and is currently completing his first book on the subject.
Currently much of Paul’s subjects pertain to our existential understanding of ourselves, our relationship to one another, and the honouring of the constant ebb and flow of the meaning we give to those relationships. The intimacy of the sculptures speak to the transformational power of form over function – the choice to simply be fully present in the moment – rather than the cultural pull to rush on to what might be next .
Paul has exhibited in Philadelphia, as well as at a number of art galleries in the city.
He is also a performing singer-songwriter (www.paulabro.com) and a published co-author of a book about his Eastern European roots in Lithuania.
He currently, lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa