Tagne William Njepe

b. 1983

Biography

Tagne William Njepe was born in 1983 in Douala (Cameroon). Growing up in a single-parent household with a sick mother, he was forced to work at an early age and eventually had to leave school early to provide for his family for several years before studying fine arts and print making at the Atelier Viking in Douala.

The loss of childhood plays a key role in Tagne William Njepe's art, particularly his current series Enfance volée ("Stolen Childhood"), which denounces child labor and champions the right to education. Exorcising his own experiences of forced labor, Njepe portrays children doing odd jobs, their everyday reality juxtaposed with the bright colors of the background that visualizes a world of dreams filled with cartoon characters and cheerful peers.

Education

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Group Exhibitions

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

2014

2011

2008

2007

2006

2005


Works

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 C 02 (La Petite Anita)

Enfance Volée 1993 C 02 (La Petite Anita)

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

114 x 146 cm

44 9/10 x 57 1/2 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 C 03 (Le Petit Romeo)

Enfance Volée 1993 C 03 (Le Petit Romeo)

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

162 x 130 cm

63 4/5 x 51 1/5 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 C 04

Enfance Volée 1993 C 04

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

141 x 180 cm

55 1/2 x 70 9/10 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 C 05 (Le Petit Paysan)

Enfance Volée 1993 C 05 (Le Petit Paysan)

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

199 x 159 cm

78 3/8 x 62 3/5 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 A 31

Enfance Volée 1993 A 31

Painting

2020

Acrylic on canvas

200 x 150 cm

78 3/4 x 59 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 A 32

Enfance Volée 1993 A 32

Painting

2020

Acrylic on canvas

180 x 130 cm

70 9/10 x 51 1/5 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 A 36

Enfance Volée 1993 A 36

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 80 cm

31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 A 37

Enfance Volée 1993 A 37

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 80 cm

31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Volée 1993 A 38

Enfance Volée 1993 A 38

Painting

2021

Acrylic on canvas

80 x 65 cm

31 1/2 x 25 3/5 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Effacée 1993 B 04

Enfance Effacée 1993 B 04

Painting

2020

Acrylic on canvas

162 x 130 cm

63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in

Tagne William Njepe: Enfance Effacée 1993 B 05

Enfance Effacée 1993 B 05

Painting

2020

Acrylic on canvas

162 x 130 cm

63 3/4 x 51 1/8 in