Gauz author C Nzewi  Ugochukwu-Smooth author


Publisher:Mondadori Electa

Published:5th Mar '24


This title is due to be published on 5th March, and will be despatched as soon as possible.

Aboudia cover

Aboudia (b. 1983) draws inspiration from local street culture in his hometown of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The artist is famous 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 wars (2004 2011), his urban landscapes have been haunted by trauma: armed soldiers, ominous skulls, and a populace hemmed in by danger. His recent work continues to grapple with the hardships of daily life and the social inequalities within Ivorian society. In his imagery, Aboudia refers to characters from his direct neighborhood and contemporary Nouchi culture and language, illustrating the vitality and resilience of the inhabitants of Abidjan. With an immense variety of details coming in and out of focus, often only revealing themselves after several viewings, his paintings are a melting pot of references, paying homage to traditional arts and spirituality but also including images from contemporary West African culture.

ISBN: 9788891838285

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

240 pages