William Bakaimo was born in 1988 in Maroua, Cameroon. He studied fundamental private law at the University of Ngaoundéré before receiving his design engineer diploma in Fine Arts at the Higher Institute of the Sahel. Bakaimo participated in several art workshops in Buea, Yaoundé within the framework of the UNIFAC, and completed academic internships at the In and Off Art Centre with the artist Hako Hankson. Artist’s Statement "My art executions are a rather singular artistic process that challenge Man and his society. The mix of warm colours in my work accompanies the stories I tell of men and lizards as a metaphor. In the life cycle there are seasons and each season leaves behind a new or dead life, but out of death we have always received a new life. When grass is burnt in winter, we receive a new green shoot in autumn. When lizards molt to grow, their process is similar to man trying to cope with the incongruous situations of his existence. With a striking similitude and a forced reduction of visual fact, my doodling births my characters as neither human nor animal. The lizard occupies a symbolic place in my work. Their new skins after their molt evoke the beauty of life despite its pitfalls and its inconveniences."
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