Nelson Makamo’s portraits seem to emerge straight from an urban legend.
Different materials blend with mixed techniques and allow the layers of materials to define a unique feeling to tell a new modern narrative. Nelson Makamo’s a spokesman for a generation that is losing its bearings and whose disillusionments are wandering through the meanderings of history, portrays South Africans masters of their own genius and conscious of their powers to make things change.
True pictorial allegories of pessimism and optimism, the portraits of Nelson Makamo emerge as new models of South African society, which erase the aftermath of a long national trauma.
Exhibition from 1 to 9 December 2016 (from 11 am to 7 pm and by appointment) at 58 rue Chapon, 75003 Paris