Yéanzi studied painting and photography at Lycée d’Enseignement Artistique de Cocody and École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Abidjan, where he graduated top of the class in 2012. He also worked as portraitist for about a decade.

From 2013 onwards, he focused on his personal artwork using melted plastic. This method enables him to alter his relationship with portraiture and create paint less paintings of the people that surround him in his daily life. With this process, he collects each individual’s story; he uses their nicknames as titles and their remarkable identities, the mask they wear in public, to reveal their personalities in watermark.