Boua deals with the human condition, as a response to the inhumanity
he sees in the world around him. Boua 's recent works, depicting
the formless figures of forgotten children, testify to the violence
that continues to characterise the political struggles of West
Africa. Armand Boua 's aesthetic is one born out of an engagement
with found material, to which he applies his signature forms
that evoke images and scenes in remembrance. Working in Abidjan,
the economic capital at the crossroads of urbanisation and industrialisation,
Boua experiences the Ivorian landscape with a heightened sensitivity.
His observations of children are drawn largely from street scenes
where urban migrations create ethnic, linguistic, cultural and
social entanglements that have come to enrich and problematise
the region in equal measure.