Eustace Mamba Francis, (born Manhattan, NY – 7/1992) is a fine artist, photographer, printmaker, and graphic designer driven by innovation and quality. With a wide range of experience spanning a decade, Eustace’s commitment to creativity is deeply rooted.
Recently, Eustace returned to school as a Fine Arts student in Philadelphia. Eustace is a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – BFA ’20, and MFA ’22 candidate.
Though not widely explored and artistically expressed, my work explores the line between history, post-colonialism and identity. This pursuit takes shape through an interdisciplinary practice spanning painting, illustration, design, photography, poetry, textile, video, and sculpture.
My fine arts practice is an extension of my obsessive documentation of complex, contemporary thoughts and issues through simple expressions. I strive to convey the unique perspective of a first-generation child of immigrants and to capture the complex interplay of history and identity, involved in straddling multiple worlds and cultures.
My use of noisy abstracted patterns and colors are meant to capture and reflect each subject’s distinctive locality and social environment. My artwork is an adventure into a vibrant world, which I believe is overlooked, and, as a result, under and misrepresented and underappreciated, by Western classically trained academics. I have chosen to explore themes and images of people of color in my studio work, given this lack of proper representation, in the canon of Western art history.