Nelson Makamo is a South African artist based in Johannesburg. Nelson's work is strongly influenced by childhood innocence. He is particularly drawn to children in rural South Africa; he believes that they embody the peace and harmony we all strive for in life. As his scope of experience has…Show more expanded, so has his medium of expression. He uses a variety of materials from charcoal and acrylic, to silk screen and oil paint.
Nelson honed his craft at Artist Proof Studios in Johannesburg where he studied Printmaking. He has since exhibited internationally.
Some of the artist's most recent shows include at the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Gallery of African Art in London.Show less
"I find Nelson's drawings both moving and flawless. I personally love drawings and find that it’s important to keep this craft alive. It brings an authenticity to the work that is often overlooked in the sea of contemporary art. "
Nina Mahdavi - Rise Art Curator
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