Emile Youmbi (1969 Cameroon), lives and works in Yaoundé. Emile Youmbi studied mathematics at the University of Yaoundé, and was trained in the arts at Kenfack. Since 1993 he has devoted himself entirely to art and founded the PRIM’ART collective with a group of friends. In 1997-1998 he acted as a drawing teacher. Many of his characters are striped in colored silhouettes which he calls “SHADOWS”. His work was exhibited at Dak’art, Zurich, Madrid, Cannes, Paris.