Born: 1969, Douala, CAMEROON
PEMEYEKE DESIRE MARIE, most commonly known as MBOKO LAGRIFFE was born in 1969 in Douala, Cameroon. Completely self-educated, his artistic oeuvre includes painting, installation, textile design, caricature, decoration, artistic education with school children and cultural initiatives.
Since 1991 he has exhibited in Cameroon, Senegal, France, Switzerland, USA, and Guadeloupe. "I grew up in the streets. Repeatedly interrupted education, endless family conflicts and a characteristic thirst of knowledge, are the foundation of my art. Drawing was the essence of my existence. I've always longed to depict dreams, mine and yours adding colors and light where there wasn't any. This remains my ultimate quest."