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House Tours: Meet 5 Artists Whose Work is Featured in Ayesha Selden's Los Angeles Home

August 14, 2023 at 5:52 PM PST

If you’re a budding art collector, Ayesha Selden’s home is the blueprint. Selden welcomed us into her home for the first episode of House Tours season two, and her art collection blew us away. Her Los Angeles home is filled with nearly one hundred pieces of art, and the art-collecting homeowner has no plans of slowing down. “I need more walls, and that’s something I think about quite a bit,” Selden says in the episode.

Ayesha Selden House Tours
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Selden loves supporting local Los Angeles-based artists and those from the African diaspora. If you’re interested in learning about the artists featured in Selden’s home, we’ve rounded up five!

Learn about these five incredible artists whose work is proudly displayed in Selden’s stunning south Los Angeles abode.

Nelson Makamo

Nelson Makamo painting, Ayesha Selden House Tours
Photo Credit: Nina Menconi

Beloved by collectors such as Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, Makamo’s work draws inspiration from the daily lives of his subjects. The South African artist is celebrated for his striking portraits of children and young adults from his native country. His art captures the innocence, hope, and optimism of youth while reflecting on the socio-economic landscape of South Africa.

Brandon Deener

Brandon Deener painting, Ayesha Selden House Tours
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After a successful career as a hip-hop and R&B producer working with the likes of Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and Lil Wayne, Brandon Deener shows that he is multi-faceted. Deener is an artist who highlights the Black community in his work. He defines himself as an Afrofuturist artist, working at the intersection of science fiction, innovation, and Black mysticism and history. The figures in his work can be characterized by having long necks, large exaggerated lips, and noses. Deener is currently based in Los Angeles.

Lauren Pearce

Lauren Pearce painting, Ayesha Selden House Tours
Photo Credit: Nina Menconi

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Lauren Pearce pulls artistic inspiration from her community. She creates mixed media art using an array of materials in her work. Pearce explores her Jamaican heritage, motherhood, feminist ideology, and wider racial politics through her art. Her passion for expressing herself led her to embark on a professional career as an artist at the age of 24.

Rugiyatou Ylva Jallow

Rugiyatou Ylva Jallow painting, Ayesha Selden House Tours
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Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Jallow is an artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. Her work is inspired by the things she has observed as well as 18th-century art and how hands and gestures would be depicted in images. The Swedish-Gambian visual artist is primarily known for using acrylic and oil paint.

Esther Mahlangu

Esther Mahlangu painting, Ayesha Selden House Tours
Photo Credit: Nina Menconi

Esther Mahlangu is a renowned South African artist known for her vibrant geometric works inspired by traditional Ndebele tribal patterns. She learned the art of Ndebele house painting and beadwork from her mother and grandmother, as it’s a tradition passed down through generations. She has adapted her art to cars, airplanes, and various objects, spotlighting Ndebele art on a global level.

Check out the rest of Ayesha Selden’s artfully curated home by watching the full episode below.



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