Armand BOUA

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Born in 1978.
He lives and works in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Abidjan and the Technical Center of Applied Arts. He lives and works in Abidjan.

Armand Boua deals with the human condition. His works reveal the formless figures of forgotten children, bearing witness to the violence that continues to characterize political struggles in West Africa. His work on children is inspired by street scenes where urban migration creates ethnic, linguistic, cultural and social entanglements.
Armand Boua’s compositions are characterized by a textured technique thanks to the use of tar and acrylic on recycled materials. Each layer is applied then torn off, stripped off, revealing abstract forms.

The works of Armand Boua are part of the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The artist has notably participated to the 9th edition of the Dak’art Biennial in 2010 as well as to the second edition of the IN-DISCIPLINE program in 2019 presented during 1-54 Marrakech at the Montresso* Art Space.