Artist of the Day- Aboudia

A couple weeks ago at my 55th high school reunion Aboudia’s work was on display in the school’s gallery. His work reminds me of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s. He is a refugee from Ivory Coast. He writes, “My work is similar to that of a journalist writing an article: I was simply describing a situation, in order to create a record of my country’s recent history, I’m an ambassador of the children—they do writings on the walls, their wishes, their fears, I’m doing the same on my canvas. I’m like a megaphone for these children.”