Armand Boua
WORKS EXHIBITIONS BIOGRAPHY
WORKS
Dans le Marché de Yopougon Siporex I
Dans le Marché de Yopougon Siporex II
Dans le Marché de Yopougon Siporex IV
Dans la rue
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
L'enfant orange II
Djaprapanpali (un discours donné par une ou des persones)
Jeux d'enfants
Chien errant
Course préparatorie premiére année
Visages expressifs II
Visages expressifs
Untitled
EXHIBITIONS
Once upon a time in West Africa
04 JUNE - 20 AUG 2022
Africa Staged
10 JULY - 22 AUG 2021
Animula Vagula Blandula
25 june - 25 aug 2023
REVERSED SAFARI
13 July to 03 Sep 2023
THE DREAMS OF A STORY
23 april - 27 nov 2022
Africa Supernova
24 Sep 2023 to 7 Jan 2024
Africa Tunes
20 jan to 17 march 2024
Investec Cape Town 2024
BIOGRAPHY
Armand Boua is an Ivorian visual artist, born in Abidjan in 1978, Ivory Coast.

He lives and works in Abidjan. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts of the Ivory Coast and also studied at the Technical Center for Applied Arts, the Sainte Marie Training Institute and the Museum of Civilization.

The human condition is a pretext for the creation of Armand Boua. The favorite subject of his works is the wandering of street children.  The artist represents the street children of his hometown in powerful portraits that testify to the violence and political struggles of West Africa.  

In fact, his artistic work has become a denunciation and a commitment in the fight against inhumanity. In Abidjan, the economic capital, a crossroads between urbanization and industrialization, the artist’s sensitivity has been sharpened.

The compositions of Armand Boua are distinguished by a structured processing thanks to the use of tar, acrylic, newsprint and magazines mixed with recycled materials. Each layer is applied and then torn, stripped, revealing abstract shapes.

The recurrent use of cardboard, as a support and canvas, is very symbolic for the artist: it is a constant reminder of the precarious support that these orphans use to sleep.

All the originality of his work therefore lies in the delicate balance between the violence of his execution and the delicate treatment of his subjects. The composition and tight framing of Armand Boua’s paintings give them a photographic dimension.

His works have been exhibited in London, Dubai, New York and Stockholm as well as in Abdijan his hometown and are included in the collection of the   Minneapolis  Arts Institution.
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