Elizabeth Colomba

Elizabeth Colomba infuses both French and Caribbean heritage into her paintings. “While acknowledging the past, I wish to reshape the narratives and bend an association of ideas so that a Black individual in a period setting is no longer synonymous with subservience and, by extension, does not instill fear or mistrust. The subject becomes the center of her own story and hastens it forward. Creating pieces that reference Old Masters’ techniques while incorporating Western themes implies a precontemporary creation, an egalitarian existence in a story from which the Black body is almost always absent,” she says.