Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba
Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba is active/lives in Africa. Aboudia Diarrassouba is known for painting.
Biography Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba
Aboudia's work is instantly recognizable. His large mixed media collages fuse American avant-garde traditions with the street art of his native city, Abidjan. Whilst acknowledging the influence of Jean-Michel Basquiat's bright color schemes and naively drawn figures, Aboudia prides himself on creating an individual aesthetic. Too many Ivorian artists, he claims, are content to "work in a traditional African style [or] copy famous western styles, giving them an 'African touch'". Aboudia's art is driven by a desire to convey the essence of life in Abidjan, to give a voice to her youths.
Aboudia shot to international fame in 2011, during the siege of Abidjan. Holed up in a basement, the artist continu
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