Artist Bio

Jjuuko Hoods was born in 1980 and is a graduate with a first class degree from Kampala University.

From paintings to sculptures and furniture Jjuuko Hoods has managed to transform contemporary African art out of the craft and artifact classification by integrating both modernity and traditional concept. His work on canvas with acrylic and oil painting depicts Kampala’s busy urban life. They are an intense series of paintings, as a visual memoir of what the city looks and feels like. Jjuuko is acting as a witness, at a time when the now established Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is also in the business of trying to create a new look to a city densely populated, not only with people but also vehicles, especially the matatus. It is therefore not surprising at all that his recent works attempt to document the urban-scape scenes of Kampala, knowing full well that the hybrid minibus/taxis (popularly called Matatus) that are synonymous with Kampala will soon be no more.

Jjuuko has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in East Africa as well as in Europe, over the past few years.

Available works
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