Video Profile: Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba (b. 1983) Refusing categorization as a war painter, Aboudia instead emphasizes the vitality of dreams and language rendered in the nouchi street art style. This style situates Aboudia uniquely in Abidjan, while a range of global influences are articulated in collage and paint. His incomparable expression of lost innocence and enduring childhood dreams exemplifies currents in African contemporary art and its peaking international relevance. Aboudia’s energized portrayal of the street culture of urban Africa takes full flight in “African Dawn”, creating a powerful synthesis of historic and current events and propelling Aboudia to the forefront of global contemporary art.