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. 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.