To “see” rather than to “look at” the world around us, is inextricably interwoven with that which is specifically human character.
Hidden in that character can be found the capacity for empathy, for identification with what the eye perceives and what the
mind understands as human suffering.

Truth, beauty, goodness do indeed exist in this world. But, they seem utterly defenseless against the barbarity of the
collectivized super-ego. They are assassinated by it again and again, yet again and again The Hidden Characters
Find the Cure.
2013, The Hidden Characters was founded by Niko Tumamak (Creative/Art Director & Designer)
& Aapple Yang (Production & Manufacturing Coordinator)

Currently operating in Chicago, IL

2021, Niko & Aapple opened Matters of the Heart Art Center, which serves as a showroom,
creative studio, retail store, and community center serving Chicago youth.