Daniel Ramontseng

Daniel Ramontseng was born in a mining town called Odendaalsrus in the Free State, South Africa. He is a collage artist who discovered his talent later in life. Growing up in the township, Daniel was more into sports such as soccer and athletics than art. It was only after he completed high school that he began to nurture his talent as member of Naledi Arts and Culture. The organisation’s mission is to encourage young people from the townships to take part in arts and cultural activities. One such programme is “The Artist in Me” – an introduction to Visual Art which Daniel attended. It would ignite his love for paper collage.

Taking pieces of paper from magazines and books, and combining them to create new stories fascinated and excited him.

As Daniel continued to explore this expression, the facilitator of the programme soon noticed Daniel’s talent. He encouraged him to pursue it more seriously. Daniel took the advice to heart and kept working hard at improving his pieces.

Daniel’s art recounts the stories of ordinary people, particularly the stories of children growing up in the South African townships.

Daniel is now a professional artist. His works are sold through exhibitions and social-network platforms.