Contemporary African Art Collection / Jean Pigozzi
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Untitled by Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba (Ivorian, born 1983)
A work in acrylic and mixed media on canvas by Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba an Ivorian artist born 1983 is very much more contemporary. The artist works in Brooklyn and Abidjan on the Ivory Coast. His work initially focused on the surrounding streets with children being his main subjects.
“I feel close to them because when I decided to get involved in art my family was against it and I left my home and lived alone. The Abobo railway station has always been a source of inspiration because it is a living and popular place. Many marginalized kids meet there. Because I noticed that these kids drew upon the neighbourhood walls to express what was deep within them, it occurred to me – because I had also been there – to try and retransmit the message portrayed by their pictures on canvas.”
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