About

DSC_0597biopictLazarus Ramontseng was born in the Free State province of South Africa. He is a self-taught artist who showed his artistic abilities at the early ages of his life. He would draw things for his class teacher and class mates. There was no doubt that he had a special talent as an artist. He grew doing many things: playing sports, working at other companies, and also serving at the Rhema Ministries; his love for art was always there. Even though he did many kinds of jobs to put food on his table, he always believed that art will end-up being his Career and Business one day.

While still pursuing his dream of becoming an artist, he was fortunate to meet Edward Selematsela who helped him brush-up his artistic skills. Through the mentoring of Edward Selematsela, Thyza Stott and Dulcie Robinson, Lazarus developed into a strong artist. Lazarus and Edward`s relationship grew as artists, they realized that they had one thing in common, which was the love and passion for art. They decided to work together and have a Studio In Marshalltown. At the studio, they freate their art Master-Pieces and their work can be displayed on the walls. His love for art is so overwhelming that he even passes it on the others. Both he and Edward Selematsela are part-time art teachers to former street children at the Little Artist School in Hillbrow Johannesburg.

Many of Lazarus paintings have been sold to art collectors locally and abroad through exhibitions and internet sales. His work can also be found in different Galleries around South Africa.

Exhibitions

Lazarus RamontsengAlbert Street Marshaltown JHB, 1998
Water Colour Society of South Africa, 2004-2008
Daskarl Art Gallery Midrand, 2004
Deutshe Bank Sandton, 2004-2006
ABSA Towers Art Gallery, 2004/2006/2007
Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2006
Cinema Nouveau Rosebank, 2002
Pretoria Museum, 2006
DTI Pretoria, 2005
Yapanis Art Gallery, 2005
Beluba`s Barn Art Gallery, 2005
IDC Sandton, 2004
5 Petra Place Windsor, 2003
Arthouse Design District, 2003
Johannesburg Civic Theatre, 2004
One-Man Exhibition at Cinema Noveau, 2004
Bright Water Commons, 2005
Fresh Paint Art Gallery Durban, 2007
Studio Bela, 2007
Fine Art Portfolio, 2009/2010/2011
Southern Sun Hotel Monte Casino, 2010
Jewel Africa Montecasino, 2012
Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre – Sole Exhibition, 2013

Mb studio comminity 2015

Gold fields casino 2017

The Strip ( Kid donor) Welkom 2017

Achievements

Outstanding Achievement Award Winner Citadel

Most Improving Artist

Collection

African Museum
Development Bank of South Africa
South African Embassy (Madagascar)
Crown Mine

Individual Collection

Trevor Manual
Thabang Makwetla, Premier of Mpumalanga Provincial Government
Ms. Mathu Joyini, South African High Commisioner Kingston Jamaica
Nolwazi Qata, CeoMvuzo Holdings
Jon & Margie Dubas, BHP Billiton

Commissions

James Whitehouse, Chairman of Sasani Studios
Paul Werner, Global Communications
Hilton Nyirenda, Sanlam Investments HR

Elite Star Trading