street art style portrait of two boys against orange and black background; boy at L holds head down slightly while looking up toward viewer, wearing a white shirt; boy at L looks outward, wearing red and black shirt; collage of painted, slashed newspaper and paper pulp

© Armand Boua

Les Winzins de Djamtala 1, 2017

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Street children are a global phenomenon and a painful reminder of how our societies (don’t) deal with their most vulnerable members. The Ivoirian painter Armand Boua uses collage and scrubbing techniques to create deteriorated surfaces that deliberately unsettle the image, reflecting the precarious conditions of his subjects—the children who live on the streets of his hometown of Abidjan. This painting is part of a series on children who live on the street: “I wanted to show their suffering, their way of life,” Boua has said, “so that people are finally aware of this painful reality they pretend not to see.”

Details
Title
Les Winzins de Djamtala 1
Artist Life
born 1978
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2017.25
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street art style portrait of two boys against orange and black background; boy at L holds head down slightly while looking up toward viewer, wearing a white shirt; boy at L looks outward, wearing red and black shirt; collage of painted, slashed newspaper and paper pulp

© Armand Boua

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