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SELECTED WORKS BY Aboudia

Untitled (Diptych)
Aboudia
Djoly du Mogoba

2011

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

176 x 237cm (each canvas)
Aboudia’s vast paintings convey a strident visual universe made of disparate fragments.
In 2011 the young artist from the Ivory Coast was forced to take refuge in an underground studio due to the sudden escalation of violence that followed electoral chaos in the city of Abidjan. The images born out of this experience are recorded in the work entitled Daloa 29, where a multitude of characters display menacing weapons.
In Le Couloir de la Mort, a gloomy scene is set with a sinister army of crude child faced figures, contrasting sharply with the impermanence of shadowy, oversized skulls which seem to hover over a background as dark and chilling as a cave.
Untitled (Black painting)
Aboudia
Le Couloir de la Mort

2011

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

180 x 400 cm
From the more recent high pitch paintings composed of contrasted faces, erotic undertones and collaged newspaper cuttings emerges a new palimpsest that evokes urban life in the West African city.
Cars and skyscrapers, working TV sets, pasted photographs of traditional African sculptures and written sentences reminiscent of street art deliver a visual symphony whose beat is the rhythm of contemporary urban life. The rich synthesis of various painting traditions such as North American Pop and Abstract Expressionism sit comfortably next to graffiti on mural size canvases that fervently demand the viewer’s attention.

Text © Gabriela Salgado
Daloa 29
Aboudia
Daloa 29

2011

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

180 x 400 cm
Untitled (The God)
Aboudia
The God

2011

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

180 x 240 cm
Untitled
Aboudia
Cache Cache d'enfants

2013

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

200 x 400 cm
Untitled
Aboudia
Enfants dans la Rue 1

2013

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

125 x 200 cm
Untitled
Aboudia
Enfants dans la Rue 3

2013

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

125 x 200 cm
Untitled
Aboudia
Enfants dans la Rue 2

2013

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

125 x 200 cm
Tete de Bit
Aboudia
Tete de Bit

2014

Acrylic and crayon on canvas

200 x 240 cm
Untitled Tete
Aboudia
Untitled Tete

2014

Acrylic and crayon on canvas

200 x 125 cm
Untitled Tete
Aboudia
Untitled Tete

2014

Acrylic and crayon on canvas

200 x 125 cm
Untitled Tete
Aboudia
Untitled Tete

2014

Acrylic and crayon on canvas

200 x 125 cm
Untitled Tete
Aboudia
Untitled Tete

2014

Acrylic and crayon on canvas

200 x 125 cm
Untitled Tete
Aboudia
Untitled Tete

2014

Acrylic and crayon on canvas

200 x 125 cm

Aboudia's BIOGRAPHY

Aboudia
Born 1983, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Lives and works in Abidjan, Ivory Coast



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2013
Quitte le Pouvoir, Jack Bell Gallery, London

2011
Jack Bell Gallery, London

2009
Centre Culturel Franco-Guinéen, Conakry, Guinea


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
In All Cases, Nevada Museum of Art, USA

2010
Arkadi, Centre Culturel Français, Abidjan
Lion’s Art, Abidjan
BICICI Bank, Abidjan

2009
Arkadi, Centre Culturel Français, Abidjan
Centre Culturel Franco-Guinéen, Conakry, Guinea
Pinceaux d’Afrique, Stockholm, Sweden

2007
Ivory Coast Palais de la Culture, Abidjan