Born in 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He lives and works in Abidjan.
After being taught at the École des Beaux-Arts and at the Centre Technique des Arts Appliqués in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Armand Boua choses painting as the medium to develop his artistic practice.
Throughout his various group shows and solo exhibitions, Armand Boua seeks to question the medium of painting and its ideal such as for the show Pangaea II: New Art from Africa - Latin America at Saatchi Gallery in London, United Kingdom in 2015.
While Armand Boua is painting with a meticulous technique which could remind us of classical painting (geometrical composure of pictural scenes, play on the light through the juxtaposition of colour), the artist is taking distance from the constraints of figuration. He literally deconstructs his images, scratching them and brushing them; to finally offer to the viewer the contemplation of an almost abstract scenery wherein a palpable vitality reigns, as if it were tirelessly nurtured by the agitated streets and its inhabitants who inspire him. As he continued to explore this topic, he participates in the 9th edition of the Dakar Biennial in Senegal in 2010, before returning to Dakar in 2012 as part of the group show Un regard sur Abidjan, at the Eiffage Foundation.
His works have entered several private collections worldwide, namely Saatchi Collection, United Kingdom, The Franck-Suss Collection, Hong-Kong or the Tiroche-DeLeon collection in Israël.
Selected exhibitions: Youpougon, Adjamé, Liberté, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Côte d'Ivoire (2019) ; In-Discipline, Fondation Montresso*, Morroco (2019) ; Brobrosseurs, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Senegal (2018)
Image: Untitled #5, 2019