Artist. Creator. Visionary.
Since 2007, I’ve been experimenting and developing my skills and processes. I find inspiration everywhere I look, and that inevitably filters into my work. Reach out for additional info regarding my process.
Who Is Ohthasmike
Ohthasmike is Michael Wall. I was Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina where I got my BA in Visual arts & Design at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2011. Using earth tones and vibrant colors, I try to capture my interpretation of everyday black folk mainly in oils.
I got the name Ohthasmike from a friend of a friend in college that called me Will mistakenly. After realizing and apologizing "Oh that's Mike!" The name stuck to me and I've been using it ever since.
After completing school, I felt the need to stretch my wings and exercise my creativity in a new environment. I wanted the similar community feel that I love from home but also more of that big city feeling. With so much history and culture that comes with Atlanta, I felt drawn to the area. In 2014 I moved to Decatur, Ga where I've been since working as a freelance artist.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation”
June 8, 2020
As my creative journey continues to move forward, so does amazing opportunities. I've been informed that I was selected to become part of a prestigious group of extraordinary artist! ArtPop Street Gallery has called up 30 local artist in the Atlanta area, including me, to display art work on billboards and bus shelters. I believe around the 21st of June, I'll have locations of where my art will be. I am BEYOND excited and grateful for the opportunity
For more information on ArtPop Street Gallery, check below
August 7, 2020
More great news about ArtPop! Here's ARTS ATL's article detailing ArtPop's ATL debut, and info about the selected artists and each person's billboard placement throughout the city. Please be sure to check this piece out to learn more about ArtPop, the artists (including me), and the billboards throughout Atlanta!
Here is Link for you to check out more information on ArtPop Street gallery