24/11/2022 - 04/12/2022
Contemporary - Painting
Aboudia - Les baramorgoh de Poy
Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of paintings by Aboudia. He draws inspiration from local street culture in his hometown Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This will be the artist's eleventh solo exhibition at the gallery.
Aboudia is noted for his heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world. Since the Ivorian civil war in 2011, his urban landscapes have been haunted by trauma; armed soldiers, ominous skulls and a populace hemmed in by danger.
This new series 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.
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