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Born in the Far North of Cameroon, Marcel Tchopwe is a young artist passionate about drawing and
painting. In 2014 he interrupted his studies in geoscience and environment at the University of
Ngaoundéré to join the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Douala in Nkongsamba (IBA) from
which he graduated 5 years later. In order to complete his training and to immerse himself in the
artistic scene of his country, he joined the workshops of such luminaries as Hervé Youmbi, Jean
Jacques Kanté, Salifou Lindou or Jean-David Nkot. Today, he is still coached by Hervé Youmbi who
was his teacher at the IBA and whom he now considers his mentor. 

He is indeed following the postmaster set up by Hervé Youmbi to help young graduates develop their subject and evolve on the
Cameroonian scene. The exercise was set up like a mirror allowing to visit one's own reflection and to
understand one's own questionings. For Marcel, "the obvious" was the psychological portrait in
relation to the issue of social unrest. He explores emotions and human complexity.
Through his work, the artist has noted the inadequacy of university training in relation to the job
market. He denounces the loss of productivity of his country subsequent to this abandonment of the
state in the face of maintaining or even creating professional opportunities for Cameroonian youth. 

"Unfulfilled dream", "the youth are left in the boxes" ... thus draw the portrait of these helpless youth, a
reflection of their own socio-political and economic environment. Through a realistic writing, he opens
a window on the daily life of a youth "trained to unemployed". Marcel thus represents young people
wearing the attributes of their dream jobs - of training - in full exercise of "nourishing jobs" become
their only escape to survive. The artist thus opens a debate on the place of the young people in a
society in full mutation. He questions at the same time the functionality of the social elevator and the
equality of chance in a political landscape where bad governance reign.


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All artworks of Marcel Tchopwe
Painting, Next generation, Marcel Tchopwe

Next generation

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 11.8 x 8.3 inch

$904

Sculpture, Entre mirage et rêve d'un docteur, Marcel Tchopwe

Entre mirage et rêve d'un docteur

Marcel Tchopwe

Sculpture - 43.3 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch

$4,745

Painting, Le poids des rêves de docteur Ben, Marcel Tchopwe

Le poids des rêves de docteur Ben

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 31.3 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,293

Painting, Le poids des rêves de Winnie, Marcel Tchopwe

Le poids des rêves de Winnie

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 31.6 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,293

Painting, Call-box de l’ingénieur Clifford, Marcel Tchopwe

Call-box de l’ingénieur Clifford

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 31.3 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,293

Painting, En attendant le rêve, Marcel Tchopwe

En attendant le rêve

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 30.9 x 27.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,293

Painting, Le rêve de Clifford assis sur le tabouret d'un call-box, Marcel Tchopwe

Le rêve de Clifford assis sur le tabouret d'un call-box

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 54.9 x 50.5 x 0.8 inch

$5,197

Painting, Mes rêves dans les nuages, Marcel Tchopwe

Mes rêves dans les nuages

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 43.1 x 46.9 x 1.2 inch

$4,745

Painting, Call-box docta Ange, Marcel Tchopwe

Call-box docta Ange

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 47.2 x 59.1 x 2 inch

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Painting, Le guide du sous-emploi, Marcel Tchopwe

Le guide du sous-emploi

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 31.3 x 27.2 x 1.2 inch

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Painting, Les compétences d’une call-boxeuse, Marcel Tchopwe

Les compétences d’une call-boxeuse

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 46.7 x 43 x 0.8 inch

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Painting, Avocat de formation, Marcel Tchopwe

Avocat de formation

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 47.2 x 43.3 x 2 inch

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Painting, Le poids des rêves, Marcel Tchopwe

Le poids des rêves

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 47.2 x 43.3 x 2 inch

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Painting, Call box of business law, Marcel Tchopwe

Call box of business law

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 31.5 x 27.6 inch

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Painting, Benskineur, Marcel Tchopwe

Benskineur

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 47.2 x 43.3 x 2 inch

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Painting, Medecin call box wini, Marcel Tchopwe

Medecin call box wini

Marcel Tchopwe

Painting - 31.5 x 27.6 inch

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Who is the artist?

Born in the Far North of Cameroon, Marcel Tchopwe is a young artist passionate about drawing andpainting. In 2014 he interrupted his studies in geoscience and environment at the University ofNgaoundéré to join the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Douala in Nkongsamba (IBA) fromwhich he graduated 5 years later. In order to complete his training and to immerse himself in theartistic scene of his country, he joined the workshops of such luminaries as Hervé Youmbi, JeanJacques Kanté, Salifou Lindou or Jean-David Nkot. Today, he is still coached by Hervé Youmbi whowas his teacher at the IBA and whom he now considers his mentor. 

He is indeed following the postmaster set up by Hervé Youmbi to help young graduates develop their subject and evolve on theCameroonian scene. The exercise was set up like a mirror allowing to visit one's own reflection and tounderstand one's own questionings. For Marcel, "the obvious" was the psychological portrait inrelation to the issue of social unrest. He explores emotions and human complexity.Through his work, the artist has noted the inadequacy of university training in relation to the jobmarket. He denounces the loss of productivity of his country subsequent to this abandonment of thestate in the face of maintaining or even creating professional opportunities for Cameroonian youth. 

"Unfulfilled dream", "the youth are left in the boxes" ... thus draw the portrait of these helpless youth, areflection of their own socio-political and economic environment. Through a realistic writing, he opensa window on the daily life of a youth "trained to unemployed". Marcel thus represents young peoplewearing the attributes of their dream jobs - of training - in full exercise of "nourishing jobs" becometheir only escape to survive. The artist thus opens a debate on the place of the young people in asociety in full mutation. He questions at the same time the functionality of the social elevator and theequality of chance in a political landscape where bad governance reign.

When was Marcel Tchopwe born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1998