Armand Boua

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Armand Boua
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2013
Tar and acrylic on cardboard
95 x 82 cm

In Cote d’Ivoire, where child abduction remains a chillingly real issue, myths of human sacrifice and other rituals fuel a market for the organs of the young, who also fall victim to sex trafficking, illegal adoption rings and plantation labour.
Congregating in densely urban centers, Boua’s subjects could well be victims of such exploitation, or symbols of hope and innocence. Nonetheless, what is known is that they’re lives are undoubtedly susceptible to the dangers of this volatile world. The severity of this crisis foreshadows the practice of the street-based artist, who sees the atrocities of man echoed in everyday life, and gives them shape through poetic forms and emotive expressions.


     
 


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