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Aboudia
Born 1983 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Lives and works in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Aboudia draws inspiration from local street culture in his hometown of Abidjan. The artist is noted for his heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world. His recent work continues to grapple with the hardships of daily life and the social inequalities of downtown Abidjan. Often claustrophobic and oppressive, his painting achieves a careful balance between pathos and aggression.  His work has previously been exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Nevada Museum, Royal Academy Summer Show, and Saatchi Gallery. He is currently representing his country at the Venice Biennale.
Aboudia, Les baramogoh du ghetto, 2022, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 199 x 299 cm. Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery.

Artists 2022