Lazarus Ramontseng


Lazarus Ramontseng was born in the Free State province of South Africa. He is a self-taught artist who showed his artistic talent since he was a young boy. Ramontseng moved to Johannesburg soon after completing high school to pursue a career as an artist.

After settling in Johannesburg, he struggled to find employment. He was fortunate to meet established artists such as Edward Selematsela, Thyza Stott and Dulcie Robinson who mentored and helped him to become a multi skilled artist. Ramontseng is a full time artist who is committed to his art. During 2006- 2011 he was a part time volunteer teacher alongside Edward Selematsela at the Little Artist Project for disadvantaged children in Berea Hillbrow Johannesburg.

In 2011 he was one of the school curators and facilitators at the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg, the exhibition was called “Water Thread of Life”, the aim of the exhibition was to teach the public about the importance of water through artworks from a group of local artists.

Ramontseng also participated as an art teacher in a project called “The Artist in Me” under an organisation called Naledi Arts and Culture in the Free State in 2016. He has sold his work in Canada, Australia, USA, France and UK. He continues to sell his work through exhibitions, websites and various social media platforms.