The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection
Quitte le pouvoir: New paintings by Aboudia, Jack Bell Gallery, London
from 22/01/2013 to 16/02/2013The Jack Bell Gallery displays the current works of CAAC artist Aboudia. The paintings are a response to the turmoil felt in the Ivory Coast after the disputed presidential elections in 2010.
"Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world. His urban landscapes are haunted by armed soldiers, ominous skulls and a populace hemmed in by violence and danger. Often claustrophobic and oppressive, his painting achieves a careful balance between pathos and aggression. While the vitality of his style recalls Basquiat, the darker undercurrents and themes describe a battlefield straight out of Goya..."
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