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Quitte Le Pouvoir: New Paintings By Aboudia

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The Power Leaves
Quitte Le Pouvoir: New Paintings By Aboudia, jack bell gallery

Since civil war broke out in the Ivory Coast in 2011, the country has been in turmoil. The recent work by the Abidjan born artist, Aboudia, is a response to the horrors he has witnessed, and are on display at the Jack Bell Gallery. The exhibit, Quitte Le Pouvoir: New Paintings By Aboudia is on until the 16th February, and in translation means 'The Power Leaves'.

Aboudia's large-scale paintings are brutally energetic, and his heavy layered canvases add to the intense portrayal of a dark interior world. His urban landscapes are haunted by dead bodies, armed soldiers, social inequality, and a fine balance between pathos and aggression.

His street art style compliments the theme of a violent, poverty stricken world, which has been a recurring motif in his work since the political and civil unrest began.
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Why? A poignant and thought provoking experience
When: Until 16th February
Phone: 020 7930 8999
Where: Jack Bell Gallery
Cost: Free
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