Nelson Makamo opens solo exhibition ‘Blue’ in Los Angeles

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Renowned South African visible artist Nelson Makamo launches his first unbiased US solo exhibition, “Blue,” to showcase his latest physique of labor.

The exhibition sees Makomo convey collectively an all-female group of black professionals to curate this present.

It was the range in the up to date artwork panorama in inner-city Los Angeles that prompted Makomo and his group to pick this location.

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Nelson Makamo’s US solo exhibition, ‘Blue’. Picture: Supplied

Makomo says this exhibition has been in manufacturing since 2017.

“Finally my very own unbiased worldwide present right here in LA, it truly feels nice,” stated the award-winning artist.

“When the group and I initially started the dialog about this present again in 2017, we didn’t realise the exhausting work and dedication that might go into it.

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“And what a journey it’s been! Having simply efficiently opened this previous weekend made all of it price it for us.”

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On the inspiration behind the exhibition, the 39-year-old artist stated: “With the latest piece of labor, ‘Blue’, we do not solely wish to share our story, however invite folks to the exhibition to be part of the dialog.

“As a lot as I reside on the African continent, I don’t need my work to solely have a body of the place I reside in South Africa.

“I would like my work to resonate with folks from all walks of life, from totally different races and backgrounds, the worldwide group at giant.

“It’s about connecting artists on a world platform by means of this exhibition.

“And like all my earlier work, the underlying theme of this exhibition is about hope.”

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Nelson Makamo’s US solo exhibition, ‘Blue’. Picture: Supplied

With a profession spanning over a decade, the Limpopo-born artist’s work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, America, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Amsterdam and Scotland.

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His most notable group exhibition was alongside established South African artists in “Ten Years of Printmaking: David Krut Print Studio in 2006”. Invited artists included David Koloane, Colbert Mashile, Deborah Bell and William Kentridge.

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His present exhibition is open to the general public till November 20.

To go to the present, sign-up right here.

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