Nelson Makamo hosted his first-ever solo exhibition in the United States, titled “BLUE.” The Los Angeles gallery includes 44 of his works, also making it his largest collection ever showcased.
According to luxury magazine Haute Living, Makamo has been working on “BLUE” for four years. The globally recognized artist is reportedly best known for his charcoal and oil paintings, and his work has been showcased in South Africa, France, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, and Finland.
The outlet added that Makamo’s artwork “speaks to changing the global mindset of what it means to be an African child” and said his “BLUE” exhibition “summons an age of recognition, transition, and development... overflowing with opportunities because it is undoubtedly of a feminine resolve.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ DeLeón Tequila supported the showing with a private dinner cooked by pan-African soul food chef Solomon Johnson, musical performance by Poizon Ivy the DJ, and art-inspired cocktails. Tiffany Haddish, BJ the Chicago Kid, filmmaker Robert Lang, Maya Sho’Madjozi, and artists Ferrari Sheppard and Knowledge Bennet were reportedly in attendance.