Aboudia Abdoulaye DIARRASSOUBA - Tete

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Type of Artwork Original artwork
Title Tete
Year 2014
Category Painting
Medium Acrylic
Signature lower left
Size of the artwork
78.35 x 49.21 in
199 x 125 cm
Certificate issued by Black Contemporary Gallery
Invoice issued by Black Contemporary Gallery
Condition good condition
Observations

Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, known as Aboudia, sees himself as a chronicler of the streets of his city of Abidjan, and, especially, the scores of disadvantaged children who populate them. In his large-scale, vibrant mixed-media paintings and drawings, which recall those of Jean-Michel Basquiat, he draws from the aesthetics of graffiti and traditional African carvings to depict the youth he engages with regularly in the city’s toughest neighborhoods, and, more recently, the violent post-election conflict that ravaged Abidjan in 2011. “My work is similar to that of a journalist writing an article: I was simply describing a situation, in order to create a record of my country’s recent history,” claims Aboudia “I’m an ambassador of the children—they do writings on the walls, their wishes, their fears, I’m doing the same on my canvas. I’m like a megaphone for these children.”

Dimensions: 199,50x125cm Artist: Aboudia Medium: Acrylic on canvas Date: 2014

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