Recognized for his rendition of the battle of Abidjan in the second Ivorian Civil War 2011, Aboudia’s paintings highlight dissent and incendiary aspects of life. He draws inspiration from his lived experience, revealing the energy driven by the youth, and the familiar flow of activity within megalopolises. His large-scale, heavily layered paintings contrast insouciance with a dark interior world, a balance between pathos and aggression.
His work has been acquired and exhibited by the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC), Geneva; the Tiroche DeLeon Collection, Jaffa and the Frank Cohen Collection, London, Manchester. His exhibitions include Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary African Art, Israel (2016–17) and Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America (2014), Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015) and In all Cases: A Collection Selection, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada (2013).