Name: Desp One a.k.a Chico
Brand: Fresh&Fly Customz or F&F Customz
Bio: My name is Sharaf Vohidov, i was born in Moscow, Russia in Nov 1984. Most my adolescent life revolved around art’s, craft’s, and sports, my father was a big influence in my life in terms of art and sports, he was always good at drawing people and random character so i think most my artistic side came from him. At age 12 i took a trip to New York City with my parents, and everywhere i turned i saw scribbles, letters, and characters drawn on walls, something made me fall in love with GRAFFITI. When i returned to Moscow i purchased some sketch paper and tried to replicate the pictures i saw in NYC, I was fortunate to travel to many countries in my life and everywhere i went the first thing i looked for was graffiti. In high school i was enrolled in art classes and i had an art tutor till i was 18. At age 17 my graffiti life came to a halt because of massive legal issues, that made me move my work from walls to canvas. That’s when i started to apply stencil art to T-shirts and learning how to work with fabric paint. I also applied graffiti to sneakers using paint pens (graffiti markers). About 4 years back i saw some sneakers online that i have never seen before, so i did some research and found out that they where custom painted by Methamphibian, doing more research into customs i found Nike Talk, Sole Collector, and other sites that had information on making customs and pictures of other peoples work. With my knowledge of painting i picked up a brush and the rest was history.