The stereotype of the lonely artist does not apply to South African painter and draftsman Nelson Makamo. 

Meeting people, speaking with them and learning about them are as important to his practice as drawing and painting are. Togetherness, not loneliness, is at the core of the artist’s work. It might seem surprising, then, that the drawings he first became known for tend to feature solitary, disembodied subjects. In these solo portraits, Makamo’s talent for capturing the emotional intensity and overwhelming sense of hope in his sitters is a matter of expression and movement.

For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition in more than five years, his characters are beginning to congregate. For the first time we are seeing them in situ, as members of a wider community. Alongside solitary, meditative characters, there are groups of laughing schoolchildren, busy street scenes and other displays of togetherness. This brings a new level of detail to Makamo’s world: the spaces that they occupy, the clothes that they wear, the company that they keep and the way that they look (or don’t look) at their companions all bring depth and complexity to his characters.

With these new contexts, the emotional intensity of Makamo’s work has not disappeared. Many of the faces in this exhibition - their owners engaged in social activities - contain all the emotional intensity of his early drawings. Momentarily these faces hover above their surroundings, their innermost essences exposed. They are both members of social groups and wider contexts and overwhelmingly individual. They are alone, together.

EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

Opening Reception 21 July 6-8pm

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

VIEW THE EXHIBITION

NELSON

SOLO EXHIBITION


MAKAMO


Group Exhibition

SATELLITES

Opening Reception

Thursday 18 November, 6-8pm

19 Nov – 17 Dec 2021

 22 JULY - 25 AUGUST 2022  

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


22 JULY - 25 AUG

VENUE: 67 Great Titchfield St. London W1W 7PT

OPENING RECEPTION   

21 JULY 6-8PM 

22 JULY - 25 AUG

OPENING RECEPTION 

21 JULY 6-8PM

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON MAKAMO

togetherness. This brings a new level of detail to Makamo’s world: the spaces that they occupy, the clothes that they wear, the company that they keep and the way that they look (or don’t look) at their companions all bring depth and complexity to his characters.

With these new contexts, the emotional intensity of Makamo’s work has not disappeared. Many of the faces in this exhibition - their owners engaged in social activities - contain all the emotional intensity of his early drawings. Momentarily these faces hover above their surroundings, their innermost essences exposed. They are both members of social groups and wider contexts and overwhelmingly individual. They are alone, together.

Meeting people, speaking with them and learning about them are as important to his practice as drawing and painting are. Togetherness, not loneliness, is at the core of the artist’s work. It might seem surprising, then, that the drawings he first became known for tend to feature solitary, disembodied subjects. In these solo portraits, Makamo’s talent for capturing the emotional intensity and overwhelming sense of hope in his sitters is a matter of expression and movement.

For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition in more than five years, his characters are beginning to congregate. For the first time we are seeing them in situ, as members of a wider community. Alongside solitary, meditative characters, there are groups of laughing schoolchildren, busy streets scenes and other displays of togetherness. 

NELSON MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


OPENING RECEPTION 

THURSDAY 21 JULY 6-8PM

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If you are sensitive to particular works, do not hesitate to come and see them in our gallery. No booking required except for Sundays.

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Meeting people, speaking with them and learning about them are as important to his practice as drawing and painting are. Togetherness, not loneliness, is at the core of the artist’s work. It might seem surprising, then, that the drawings he first became known for tend to feature solitary, disembodied subjects. In these solo portraits, Makamo’s talent for capturing the emotional intensity and overwhelming sense of hope in his sitters is a matter of expression and movement.

For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition in more than five years, his characters are beginning to congregate. For the first time we are seeing them in situ, as members of a wider community. Alongside solitary, meditative characters, there are groups of laughing schoolchildren, busy streets scenes and other displays of togetherness. 

togetherness. This brings a new level of detail to Makamo’s world: the spaces that they occupy, the clothes that they wear, the company that they keep and the way that they look (or don’t look) at their companions all bring depth and complexity to his characters.

With these new contexts, the emotional intensity of Makamo’s work has not disappeared. Many of the faces in this exhibition - their owners engaged in social activities - contain all the emotional intensity of his early drawings. Momentarily these faces hover above their surroundings, their innermost essences exposed. They are both members of social groups and wider contexts and overwhelmingly individual. They are alone, together.

GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11-6PM

Thursday 11-8PM

Sunday by appointment only

VENUE: 67 Great Titchfield St. London W1W 7PT

Meeting people, speaking with them and learning about them are as important to his practice as drawing and painting are. Togetherness, not loneliness, is at the core of the artist’s work. It might seem surprising, then, that the drawings he first became known for tend to feature solitary, disembodied subjects. In these solo portraits, Makamo’s talent for capturing the emotional intensity and overwhelming sense of hope in his sitters is a matter of expression and movement.

For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition in more than five years, his characters are beginning to congregate. For the first time we are seeing them in situ, as members of a wider community. Alongside solitary, meditative characters, there are groups of laughing schoolchildren, busy street scenes and other displays of togetherness. This brings a new level of detail to Makamo’s world: the spaces that they occupy, the clothes that they wear, the company that they keep and the way that they look (or don’t look) at their companions all bring depth and complexity to his characters.

With these new contexts, the emotional intensity of Makamo’s work has not disappeared. Many of the faces in this exhibition - their owners engaged in social activities - contain all the emotional intensity of his early drawings. Momentarily these faces hover above their surroundings, their innermost essences exposed. They are both members of social groups and wider contexts and overwhelmingly individual. They are alone, together.

The stereotype of the lonely artist does not apply to South African painter and draftsman Nelson Makamo. 

This brings a new level of detail to Makamo’s world: the spaces that they occupy, the clothes that they wear, the company that they keep and the way that they look (or don’t look) at their companions all bring depth and complexity to his characters.

With these new contexts, the emotional intensity of Makamo’s work has not disappeared. Many of the faces in this exhibition - their owners engaged in social activities - contain all the emotional intensity of his early drawings. Momentarily these faces hover above their surroundings, their innermost essences exposed. They are both members of social groups and wider contexts and overwhelmingly individual. They are alone, together.

Meeting people, speaking with them and learning about them are as important to his practice as drawing and painting are. Togetherness, not loneliness, is at the core of the artist’s work. It might seem surprising, then, that the drawings he first became known for tend to feature solitary, disembodied subjects. In these solo portraits, Makamo’s talent for capturing the emotional intensity and overwhelming sense of hope in his sitters is a matter of expression and movement.

For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition in more than five years, his characters are beginning to congregate. For the first time we are seeing them in situ, as members of a wider community. Alongside solitary, meditative characters, there are groups of laughing schoolchildren, busy streets scenes and other displays of togetherness.

Meeting people, speaking with them and learning about them are as important to his practice as drawing and painting are. Togetherness, not loneliness, is at the core of the artist’s work. It might seem surprising, then, that the drawings he first became known for tend to feature solitary, disembodied subjects. In these solo portraits, Makamo’s talent for capturing the emotional intensity and overwhelming sense of hope in his sitters is a matter of expression and movement.

For the artist’s first UK solo exhibition in more than five years, his characters are beginning to congregate. For the first time we are seeing them in situ, as members of a wider community. Alongside solitary, meditative characters, there are groups of laughing schoolchildren, busy streets scenes and other displays of togetherness. 

togetherness. This brings a new level of detail to Makamo’s world: the spaces that they occupy, the clothes that they wear, the company that they keep and the way that they look (or don’t look) at their companions all bring depth and complexity to his characters.

With these new contexts, the emotional intensity of Makamo’s work has not disappeared. Many of the faces in this exhibition - their owners engaged in social activities - contain all the emotional intensity of his early drawings. Momentarily these faces hover above their surroundings, their innermost essences exposed. They are both members of social groups and wider contexts and overwhelmingly individual. They are alone, together.

FURTHER READING

Untitled, 2022

Charcoal & acrylic on canvas   

Framed: 102.9 x 102.9 x 8.8cm

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EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

Opening Reception 21 July 6-8pm

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

VIEW EXHIBITION

NELSON

SOLO EXHIBITION


MAKAMO


Group Exhibition

SATELLITES

Opening Reception

Thursday 18 November, 6-8pm

19 Nov – 17 Dec 2021

22 JULY - 25 AUGUST 2022

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


VENUE: 67 GREAT TITCHFIELD ST. LONDON W1W 7PT

OPENING RECEPTION   

21 JULY 6-8PM 

22 JULY - 25 AUG

OPENING RECEPTION 

THURSDAY 21 JULY 6-8PM

OPENING RECEPTION 

21 JULY 6-8PM

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON

MAKAMO

NELSON MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm

Thursday 11-8PM

Sunday by appointment only. Book here

OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY 21 JULY 6-8 PM

BBC Interview Nelson Makamo: Celebrating children from rural South Africa 

SUPPORTED BY

SOLO EXHIBITION


VENUE: 67 Great Titchfield St. London W1W 7PT

GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11am -6pm

Thursday 11am -8pm

Sunday by appointment only

SUPPORTED BY

22 JULY - 25 AUG 2022

Mission Possible, 2022                 +

Untitled, 2022                                 +

Untitled, 2022                              +

Led, 2022                                          +

Untitled, 2022                                  +

Untitled, 2022,                                      +

Untitled, 2022                                  +

Best of Women, 2022,                      +

Fully Present , 2022                         +

Untitled, 2022,                                    +

Untitled, 2022,                                    +

Untitled, 2022                                    +

Untitled, 2022                                  +

Untitled, 2022                               +

Untitled, 2022                                                                       +

Untitled, 2022                                                                       +

Untitled, 2022                                                                       +

ENQUIRES & VIEWINGS

If you are sensitive to particular works, do not hesitate to come and see them in our gallery. No booking required except for Sundays.

If you would like to get a catalogue, enquiry about prices and availability or to book a Sunday viewing please fill in this form.

VIEW ARTWORKSARTWORKSARTIST'S CVBIO

EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

Opening Reception 21 July 6-8pm

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

VIEW EXHIBITION

NELSON

SOLO EXHIBITION


MAKAMO


Group Exhibition

SATELLITES

Opening Reception

Thursday 18 November, 6-8pm

19 Nov – 17 Dec 2021

SOLO EXHIBITION

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


VENUE: 67 GREAT TITCHFIELD ST. LONDON W1W 7PT

OPENING RECEPTION   

21 JULY 6-8PM 

22 JULY - 25 AUG

22JULY - 25 AUGUST 

OPENING RECEPTION 

21 JULY 6-8PM

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON

MAKAMO

NELSON MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY 21 JULY 6-8PM

GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm

Thursday 11-8PM

Sunday by appointment only. Book here

SOLO EXHIBITION


VENUE: 67 Great Titchfield St. London W1W 7PT

GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11am -6pm

Thursday 11am -8pm

Sunday by appointment only

22 JULY - 25 AUG 2022

ARTWORKSARTIST'S CVBIO

EMERGENCE

GROUP EXHIBITION

Opening Reception 21 July 6-8pm

Oil on panel - 30 x 30cm

VIEW EXHIBITION

NELSON

SOLO EXHIBITION


MAKAMO


Group Exhibition

SATELLITES

Opening Reception

Thursday 18 November, 6-8pm

19 Nov – 17 Dec 2021

22 JULY - 25 AUGUST 2022

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


VENUE: 67 GREAT TITCHFIELD ST. LONDON W1W 7PT

OPENING RECEPTION   

21 JULY 6-8PM 

22 JULY - 25 AUG

OPENING RECEPTION 

THURSDAY 21 JULY 6-8PM

OPENING RECEPTION 

21 JULY 6-8PM

NELSON


MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


SOLO EXHIBITION


NELSON

MAKAMO

NELSON MAKAMO

SOLO EXHIBITION


OPENING RECEPTION

THURSDAY 21 JULY 6-8PM

GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm

Thursday 11-8PM

Sunday by appointment only. Book here

SOLO EXHIBITION


VENUE: 67 Great Titchfield St. London W1W 7PT

GALLERY OPENING TIMES: 

Monday - Saturday 11am -6pm

Thursday 11am -8pm

Sunday by appointment only

22 JULY - 25 AUG 2022

SOLO EXHIBITION


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