Art Twenty One is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Ivorian artist Aboudia, entitled Chap Chap, in collaboration with Galerie Cécile Fakhoury in Abidjan. This exhibition follows the artist’s continued interest in exploring the urbanity of Abidjan’s cityscape and the culture of the “Nouchi”, a pidgin language that emerged in the Ivory Coast in the early 1980s.

The exhibition title, Chap Chap, meaning “fast” or “rapid” in Nouchi, reflects the fast-paced environment and wired connectivity of a globalized culture.

Aboudia is best known for expressive paintings executed in a spontaneous manner akin to street art and graffiti. As a social commentator, Aboudia examines daily life in the Ivory Coast, with particular attention to its history of conflict. His recent works explore his experiences as a cosmopolitan artist as he moves between spaces and cultures.

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Aboudia_Untitled, 2015

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The exhibition opens on February 13th 2016 at 6 pm – 9 pm, and runs until March 23rd, 2016.

Venue : Art Twenty One, Eko Hotel & Suites, Kuramo Waters, Victoria Island, Lagos.