kukucaju offers up a candy coloured world of childhood phantasms and absurd anthropomorphism.
Both progressive and regressive, sweet and soured, playful and peculiar,
the kukucaju aesthetic fuses low tech art-making with the wide-eye naïvety of a child and the reluctant knowing
of an adult.
Taking inspiration from shadowy story telling, the spectres of childhood and all things that amuse and frighten, kukucaju often draws from the dark side of the imagination and aims to fuel the creative furnaces of young and old.
Art world precursors include Edward Gorey, Roz Chast, Grammar Rock
and Whacky Packs .
kukucaju’s unique brand of serious-proof art has been cooking since 2007.
Each piece is made entirely
by hand by artist
Judy Anderson at kukucaju
headquarters in Damascus, Ontario using latex, acrylic, vintage buttons, beads, and various odd bits on salvaged plywood, off cuts and finished with a clear lacquer.
Judy often works in collaboration with her children Lolly & Declan.
Working collaboratively with children (and adults who are keen), to transform their drawings into original artwork for their walls is a favorite part of the
Thanks for looking!
Monsieur Grenouille has arrived and I am so blown away I don’t know what to say. For starters he’s huge, it’s incredible. The colours are sensational! I love his teeth and his gangly feet. He’s even wearing a jewel.
I’m thrilled to death with my custom Kukucaju creation!"
"Got the paintings Judy! I'm so excited, they look fantastic. I will share your info with all my dog loving friends! Thanks for the great work."