Lucas Bambo was born in 1964 in Bloedfontein, Mpumalanga. He developed
his own artistic skills and style as a child, but when he moved to Pretoria as a
young adult he enrolled in a printmaking course at the Federated Union of Black
Artists Academy. This helped him to further his skills in linocut printmaking,
which is his primary medium. He has exhibited his work at the National Festival
of the Arts in Grahamstown for the past eight years, and his work can be found
in several public and private collections.
Lucas portrays many socio-economic, political and everyday life situations in
his work. He prints mostly in black and white, as the medium lends itself well
to this, but occasionally prints in colour too. The viewer's eye is led around
the image by mark-making and visual storytelling. This is enhanced by patterned
lines which connect the figures and objects in his works, unique to Lucas's
style of linocut printmaking.