Welcome Danca

Welcome was born in 1978 in Portshepstone, he later moved to Umlazi Township in Durban. In 1995, whilst in Makumbuza High School High School he started art classes and started experimenting with charcoal and pencil.  It was when he drew a map on the school black board that a teacher recognized his talent and suggested he attend art classes with Trevor Makhoba.  Danca fondly remembers his art classes under the mango trees.  His preferred medium is oil and acrylic paint; however he has also experimented with graphic design.

Danca’s subject matter varies, from social commentary to interpretations of the traditional Zulu way of life.  Conceptually Danca says he explores personal memories focusing on his rural childhood and how growing up as a child in rural areas contrasts with his current urban lifestyle.