Born and raised in Bilanyoni, Zululand, Layziehound Coka attended Bilanyoni Primary School, then Inkamana Catholic High School in Vryheid, 1995, and graduated high school at Sinethemba Agricultural and Technical High School in 2000. His art training began at Boksburg College, followed by the then Pretoria Technikon in 2003 studying enineering. In 2005 he attended Artist Proof Studio until 2007 doing printmaking.
Layzie has participated in number of group exhibitions and few solo exhibitions. He has also exhibited in public and private spaces and in commercial galleries. Before his training at Artist Proof Studios, he was teaching drawing in his studio at home.
Layziehound shows great versatility and ability to create striking and different artworks, using mainly charcoal and pastel and oil on canvas. Lazy has started amassing a following of local and international collectors and with the last few years creating a feeling in the art world as one to watch. It goes without saying that layzie has an exciting career ahead of him. Ifa Lethu is proud name him as our current Artist of the Month - you can contact Layzie through our offices.
It is only a matter of time before people are saying "I wish I bought his works back then!’’.