Bebeto Ochieng, better known as Thufu-B is a master of lines. Graffiti circles have fondly dubbed him the “Lines man”.
Thufu-B is one of the founding members of BSQ crew, a street art group based in Kenya’s Capital, Nairobi.
He is a mentee of re-known artists; Patrick Mukabi & Uhuru Brown and has closely worked with the two.
His work focuses mainly on African females. Notably, portraits with African patterns on the background finnishing with lines that create faces. These portraits mostly focus on traditional African Cultures. Also, he has a special bias for BBW which is Big Beautiful Women, given his fascination for the African Woman’s features. As he puts it:
“Female poses are more fluid, more loving. They inspire the best out of my creativity”
Thufu-B has participated in community based projects such as Nai Ni Who where he painted two primary schools murals named Muthangari Primary School and Huruma primary School.
Kenya National Theatre where he started his graffiti journey through his mentor Uhuru B in one of his graffiti workshops.
International School of Kenya yearly show,
The KICC Culture Show,
the Go-Down Center,
Karen Golf Course,
Kuona Trust Art Center.
Kenya Art Fair
Alliance Francaise – street diaries show
The National Museum of Kenya – Nextgen show by BSQ Crew, Urembo Exhibition under TICAH
A two months residency programs at Kuona Trust followed by a show at the end of the residency.
Solo shows at Que Pasa Bar n Bistro for a month
Solo show at the Creative’s Garage for a month
Memorial Graffiti in Garissa, Kenya on the collage wall. this was for the fallen 147 students who were gunned down by terrorists who attacked them at night while studying and praying.
In 2016, he took part in a Europe Aid Graffiti Event organized by the European Union and held in Belgium. Here he and Kaymist painted a graffiti installation currently hanging at the entrance of the European Union Head Office at the reception.
Display one of his pieces in Sanaa Festival 2018 held in Australia. Did a piece in 2019 Sanaa Fest at the Multi-Cultural Centre of South Australia [MCCSA] in collaboration with Mwamba from Zambia and Julia from Australia.
Participated in Wonderwalls Port Adelaide Fest 2019.
Worked with one legendary Graffiti artist in Kenya, Smokillah in Turkana, Kenya. where they displayed graffiti in an environmental organization known as Friends of Lake Turkana. (F.O.L.T)
Ultimately, he hopes to showcase his work to the world. His dreams stretch wide and vast.
Galactic Meditation/ acrylic on canvas / 117 by 63 cm
Impala lilies / acrylic and spray on paper / 100 by 100
Xhosa Brother / acrylic on canvas / 150 by 100
Mindfree / acrylic on canvas / 160cm by 11ocm /
Mangbetu Empress / Acrylic on Paper / 100 by 170 cm / SOLD