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This page is in celebration of the brilliant artists we work with! Ohm K is dedicated to working with local artists from New York as well as artists from around the world to create empowering and dynamic designs. We're so proud to be collaborating with these people and hope you'll enjoy learning more about who they are and what they do.

 

Cacho Falcon was born in 1978 in Asuncion, Paraguay and has been working as an artist in New York City for the past 12 years. Falcon studied art independently and was born into a religious household where his earliest obsessions with beauty and self-expression through drawing and painting were considered taboo.

In 2003, he moved to New York City and began selling what he termed “Therapeutic Denim”—jeans custom painted with personal images. Clients brought their denim to Falcon, and as they told him about their life, he rendered their stories and confessions onto the material. These drawings were the beginnings of Falcon’s identity narratives. The drawings also marked the beginning of his dream-like style, which is often situated in a psychological tapestry of private and public spaces, not dissimilar to the urban setting from which Falcon lives and works.

In addition to Falcon’s “Therapeutic Denim”, he began cutting and fitting T-shirts with a similar artistic idea. The custom-made garments displaying unapologetic and individual emblems of experience or identity caught the attention of Perry Ellis, which led Falcon to Fashion Week in 2004. Elle Magazine included one of Falcon’s denim jackets in their pages that December and soon afterwards Falcon designed a one-of-a-kind collection of denim for Guess. In 2005, American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, wore a pair Falcon’s jeans to the finals.

Despite the attention he received from the fashion industry, Falcon also worked odd jobs and lived in small apartments throughout Brooklyn with other young Paraguayans taking root in New York City. He continued to make custom clothes with a Whilhelmina agent who booked him gigs at various denim stores in malls across America where he drew on clothing for individual customers. While Falcon found this work both interesting and somewhat bleak, he was still largely motivated to make work based on personal experiences.

In 2006 he returned to New York City and decided, for the first time, to devote the majority of his work to painting and drawing his own life experiences and, this time, onto canvas. Here, Falcon was forced to revisit painful childhood and early adult experiences. When he began to paint his own stories—riddled with torment, abuse, addiction, and the failures of past relationships—he was overwhelmed and ashamed by the sight of his own confessions and kept the canvases hidden in a closet away from his friends and roommates. Soon after he would start focusing on other people stories. 

He established www.cachofalcon.com as a way to show his work and as a means to continue gathering stories from others. Falcon discovered that it was much easier for people to share their dark experiences with a stranger. He received many anonymous emails from people telling their stories of loss, hope, regret, and love, which in combination with his own personal stories, became the basis for a massive collection of drawings and paintings.

Beyonce and Tina Knowles stumbled upon Falcon’s work by accident when one of their staff members was viewing the site. Moved by Falcon’s work and his connection with people, the Knowles family began working with Falcon on a T-shirt collection. In addition, Tina Knowles helped lead Falcon to design the T-Shirt for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. While Falcon still enjoys his fashion-based work, he continues to work and show primarily as a painter.

Leigh Anne Yun

Leigh Anne is a graphic designer based out in Brooklyn NY. She is currently a designer for Lbrands, and focuses in beauty packaging design. Leigh Anne enjoys designing everything and anything that is for a good cause. Inspired by all things fashion, yoga, and rock climbing she gathers ideas from every day experiences in life. Leigh Anne is also a certified yoga teacher that believes the practice has transformed her and those around her greatly. 

A joint venture of painter Antea Arizanovic and stylist Jovana Bozovic, Remake is all about breathing new life into used homeware objects. Featuring original, individually crafted artwork that sheds a different light on forgotten paraphernalia inside vintage kitchen cabinets, Remake’s range of products is both strikingly unique and wonderfully bizarre.

From plates and teacups, bowls, mugs and cookie jars to pillows, aprons, notebooks and greeting cards, every object is carefully selected and turned into a brand new, exciting mash-up. After experimenting in hand-painting their first custom-made dinner plate, it didn’t take long for Antea and Jovana to realise they were made for this kind of adventure, turning their playful ideas into actual products that transpose distant memories onto a readymade homeware canvas. Wrapped up in a new context, trivial objects are transformed into bespoke artwork that captures one’s imagination forever. All pieces are individually redesigned, reinvented and remade, accompanied by sublime graphic messages with a twist of ironic surrealism.

Furthermore, the hallmarks of Remake’s 'upcycling' process are underlined by their exclusive limited-edition collections of hand-made objects, such as greeting cards, notebooks and wall decorations. Colored in bright, vivid patterns, vintage nostalgia is fused with passion and joy, painting layers of future over sweet remnants of the past. This is a strange new world where Audrey Hepburn surfs the MTV, Rene Magritte joins The Neptunes and Russian babushkas dance with English dandies in a bricolage of style, splendor and chic.

Remake is based in Belgrade, Serbia. Check out their incredible collections at remakehome.net

  May Parsey is a California native living and working out of Brooklyn, NY. She received her yoga teaching certification at 15 and carried out the rest of her teenage years teaching and competing with her local rock climbing team. After a childhood at the beach and in the mountains she came to New York to attend Pratt Institute where she received a B.F.A in Communication Design and Illustration. May has always enjoyed the quirkier side of things which has lead her to create a body of work filled with bizarre characters, bright colors, and intricate detail. In 2012 she was selected by Adobe to take part in their #MADETHIS campaign which highlighted her skills with the Adobe Suite and the making of her self-published children's book "HUMPTY". Along with her love of imaginative characters, May uses her foundation in typography and design to play with letterforms to produce lively stylized type.  May continues to work passionately on any project that comes her way and is available for commission and collaboration. To check out May's work visit  www.mayparsey.com

 

May Parsey is a California native living and working out of Brooklyn, NY. She received her yoga teaching certification at 15 and carried out the rest of her teenage years teaching and competing with her local rock climbing team. After a childhood at the beach and in the mountains she came to New York to attend Pratt Institute where she received a B.F.A in Communication Design and Illustration.

May has always enjoyed the quirkier side of things which has lead her to create a body of work filled with bizarre characters, bright colors, and intricate detail. In 2012 she was selected by Adobe to take part in their #MADETHIS campaign which highlighted her skills with the Adobe Suite and the making of her self-published children's book "HUMPTY". Along with her love of imaginative characters, May uses her foundation in typography and design to play with letterforms to produce lively stylized type. 

May continues to work passionately on any project that comes her way and is available for commission and collaboration. To check out May's work visit  www.mayparsey.com