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#Johannesburg
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February 12, 2021

Grace Ebert

All visuals © Nelson Makamo, shared with permission

Nelson Makamo (formerly) is recognised for his oversized, energetic portraits of the little ones and teens he satisfies all-around Johannesburg. Using a distinct blend of acrylic, watercolors, monotypes, silkscreen, and oil paint, the South African artist often delineates their silhouettes with a thick line of charcoal in advance of introducing colourful information to their apparel and faces. The resulting is effective are at the same time earnest and imbued with a feeling of marvel.

No matter whether posed or engaged in rowdy routines, a lot of of the subjects sport dazzling, round glasses, emphasizing Makamo’s emphasis on viewing the entire world by way of the lens of childhood. His topics “embody the peace and harmony we all strive for in life, the look for for everlasting joy lies in the baby in just us all. We are just so eaten with worldly points that we overlook the simplicity of life through a child’s point of view,” he claims in a assertion.

Makamo just lately shut a solo exhibition at Botho Job Room this January, and you can uncover far more of his dynamic parts on Artsy and Instagram.

 

#charcoal
#Johannesburg
#little ones
#painting
#portraits

 

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