Collection: William Bakaïmo

William Bakaimo was born in 1988 in Maroua, Cameroon. A painter and visual arts design engineer, he began drawing at the age of five. Later, from 2015 onwards, he studied at Maroua University (Higher Institute of the Sahel), focusing mainly on visual arts and painting. He participated in various art workshops in Buea and Yaoundé organized by UNIFAC. His early works, created in 2017 and 2018, mark a significant period in his career, aiming to break free from academicism and find his artistic voice.

In his puzzle-like creations, mythology and folklore intertwine with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic motifs, exploring human metamorphosis influenced by external events. Individuals in his complex, corrupted world confront their boundaries, fears, and demons, engaging in a struggle. The visual language of his mythological world often features the motif of the stag, symbolizing metamorphosis. "In me lies a stag, which sheds its skin each time to become a new human," says the artist.

William Bakaimo's works have been exhibited in more than a dozen exhibitions in Cameroon, the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and France. In 2012, he was awarded the UNIFAC prize for his artistic achievements.