Abraham Palatnik

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Abraham Palatnik

Abraham Palatnik (born 1928) is a Brazilian artist and inventor whose innovations include kinechromatic art. He is Jewish and of Russian descent. He is considered a pioneer of art and technology in Brazil by the use of mechanical systems and light back in the early 50's. He exhibited some of his artworks in the First Biennial of Sao Paolo in 1951. Palatnik was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte and lives in Rio de Janeiro.


  • Frederico Morais, Abraham Palatnik : A Pioneer of Technological Art, Leonardo on-line.
  • Michael Asbury, Some Notes on Abraham Palatnik’s Kinechromatic Apparatus, Essay on artist Abraham Palatnik in catalogue to accompany the exhibition 'Abraham Palatnik – A Reinvenção da Pintura', Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), Brazil, 2 July - 15 August 2014.', [1].