Aboudia b.1983 / Untitled
about this work
Aboudia’s work highlights the clash between violence and innocence, like battlefields of primary colours, warm and cold, symphonies alternating between curves, swirling on themselves to emphasise the importance of movement and their message; clean lines and smooth turns around the illustrated subjects. Aboudia's literal and figurative street art is rooted in the concrete world and reinforced by the mural artwork training he received as a young man at the Technical Centre of Applied Arts in Bingerville, Ivory Coast. The artist paints his surroundings in a street fashion, inspired by styles rather than individuals. 

It’s this in-your-face environment with its highs and lows, details and global visions that remains his principal inspiration, fed by reminiscences of charcoal drawings on the wall of a house in his village where he grew up, drawings on matchboxes, painted advertising outside hairdressing shacks, graffiti, tags, and of course the songs and colour of Nouchi, the underground youth language of the street.

Aboudia (b.1983, Ivory Coast)

Untitled, 2013

Mixed media on canvas
200 x 400 cm.
78 3/4 x 157 1/2 in.
Cecile Fakhoury Gallery, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Current Location:
UK - London - DeLeon PaintingAfrica


Yvette Greslé, 1:54: London's first Contemporary African Art Fair
FAD Website (Online), October 16, 2013
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Virginia Blackburn, Out of Africa
How to spend it (Online), October 10, 2013
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