By John Vianney Nsimbe
Hoods Jjuuko has this year exhibited his art twice here and in Rwanda and Kenya.
But for the third time, he is holding another exhibition of his exquisite fine art work at the Aka gallery, along Hannington road, just next to the MTN head office.
The exhibition that closes this Friday, November 8, has been running since Saturday, October 19.
And on offer is a collection of some of Jjuuko’s best works this year. In fact, he classifies this array of work as the summary of what he has worked his socks off for this year.
It is displayed in different forms: abstract, impressionism and realism with a special focus on wildlife, which he says has been inspired by the fact that there is a rise in wildlife poaching.
Jjuuko told The Observer at the launch of this exhibition that while this collection was not following any specific theme, the dominance of a certain type of works was triggered.
“As I was picking out the different art pieces I have worked on this year, I was heavily struck by the news recently that a huge load of elephant ivory tusks had been impounded and the perpetrators of this act arrested,” said Jjuuko.
He quickly added that it bothered him that some people were so insensitive to animals and nature, and didn’t mind destroying it. More....