Aboudia Môgô, #6, 2015
, Mixed media on canvas
, 120 x 180 cm
. Courtesy Galerie Cécile Fakhoury
Aboudia Môgô, #6, 2015
, Mixed media on canvas
, 120 x 180 cm
. Courtesy Galerie Cécile Fakhoury  

Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that contrast an insouciance with a dark interior world. Often claustrophobic and oppressive, his paintings achieve a careful balance between pathos and aggression. He graduated from Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués, Bingerville and gained international recognition for his work exploring dissent and explosive, incendiary life in Abidjan.

His work has been acquired and exhibited by major collections worldwide, including the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC), Geneva; the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Gibraltar and the Frank Cohen Collection, London and Manchester. His work was included in Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America (2014) and in the second instalment, Pangaea II (2015), held at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Further exhibitions include Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary African Art, Israel (2016–17) and In all Cases: A Collection Selection, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada (2013).