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MOVING INTO A LIGHT (article first published : 2008-04-14)

Moving into a Light, an exhibition of monoprints by Nelson Makamo, opens in the Nivea Gallery, KZNSA, on April 22.

Nelson Makamo was born in the town of Nylstroom (now Modimolle), Limpopo Province, 1982. After completing his matric at Modimolle High School he worked on his own towards exhibitions in Modimolle, Waterberg and the National Limpopo Art exhibition. He joined the Artist Proof Studio in January 2003 where he received a Johnson and Johnson bursary and the Pinpointone Human Resources Scholarship. In 2005 he received his Certificate in Advanced Professional Printmaking and since then worked full-time at the Artist Proof Studio.

Makamo exhibits regularly in group exhibitions, the most recent being Ten Years of Printmaking: David Krut Print Studio (2006). In the same year he exhibited at the Gallery on the Square in the Artist Proof Studio annual exhibition for artists and students. In 2005 he had his first solo exhibition at the Obert Contemporary Art Gallery in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. He has had several commissions for murals, and has recently completed 10 paintings commissioned for Lekas Lekalakala’s Chamber.

Nelson Makamo writes that “Currently my work reflects everyday life situations and observations of people that work in and around Johannesburg.”

The exhibition opens at the KZNSA at 18h00 on April 22 and runs until May 9. More information from Brenton Maart at KZNSA Gallery on 031 277 1703 or email: brenton@kznsagallery.co.za or visit www.kznsagallery.co.za




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