Marcel Tchopwe finds inspiration in his childhood. Son of soldier, educated with rigor, he had to rebel against his father to do art, an activity he considered reserved for lazy people. He is also inspired by the children he observes in his entourage, children educated with an iron fist, who are not given any respite, violent children who lack respect towards their elders

Marcel Tchopwe was born in 1988 in the far north of Cameroon. Passionate about drawing, he joined IBA in 2014 (Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Douala in Nkongsamba). To develop his potential, he regularly visits the workshop of the main young artists of the contemporary Cameroonian scene such as Jean Jacques Kanté, Herve Youmbi, Salifou Lindou and Jean-David Nkot.