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Nelson Makamo

Nelson Makamo

South African | 1982 -

Nelson Makamo is a Johannesburg based artist. He was born in 1982, in a town called Modimolle, in South Africa's Limpopo province. Makamo has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in South Africa, France, Italy, America, Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Germany, Amsterdam and Scotland.

Nelson's work is strongly influenced by the candid innocents of children. 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, the search for eternal joy lies in the child within us all, we are just so consumed with worldly things that we forget the simplicity of life through a child's perspective.

Makamo's work forms part of a few collections such as those of fashion mogul Georgio Armani, musician Annie Lennox, TELKOM, Hanzehof Zutphense KunstCollectis.

Auction Results

Nelson Makamo
Girl in a Yellow Dress, Watercolour and charcoal on paper, 239 x 106,5 x 6cm

Estimate R 150 000 - 200 000
SOLD: R 222 775

Strauss & Co
October Online Sale 2020
Nelson Makamo
Boy with Glasses, 2013, Charcoal and lithograph

Estimate R 40 000 - 60 000
SOLD: R234 500

Strauss & Co
Online Sale September 2020


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