Aboudia is noted for his large-scale, heavily layered, brutally energetic paintings that combine an innocence and spontaneity with the portrayal of a dark interior world. Since the Ivorian civil war in 2011, his urban landscapes have been haunted by trauma; armed soldiers, ominous skulls and a populace hemmed in by danger. Recent work continues to grapple with the hardships of life on the streets and the social inequalities of downtown Abidjan. The artist is also a master of multi-layered imagery, referencing characters from his direct neighbourhood, local ‘Nouchi’ street culture and homage to more traditional forms of Vodou. Recent exhibitions include Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015) and In All Cases, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (2013).