Recently, I've come across quite a few young, remarkable artists who decided to enter the marketplace and showcase their wonderful artwork. One such artistic wizard, who I was fortunate enough to interact with, is Ruteeka Kakodkar, founder of Oldschooolart. Based out of Mumbai, the online brand is all about visually captivating paintings, customized merchandise and fine art prints.
It all started when Ruteeka painted Van Gogh's Starry Night (on a cup!) for a friend, following which she painted her own guitar. Organic social media attention and commissions led her into monetizing her love for aesthetics. And boy, aren't we glad she did. If you're as musically inclined as I am, you'll be thrilled to know that Ruteeka recently worked on a painted series of Spotify song covers which is stupefying. I was sold instantly, trust me. Songs by Kodaline, Hozier, Coldplay, Pink Floyd and many others are beautifully painted on watercolour papers and canvases.
She does a bunch of uber-cool and downright stunning Fine Art Prints, Original Paintings and also customized merchandise. We're talking vinyl discs, canvas shoes, wine bottles - can it get any cooler! She also paints other products like guitars, uke, t-shirts and more on commission. Oldschoolart's original paintings start at INR 1,000, however, the Art Prints are cheaper.
If you're looking to spruce up your room a little, you can hit Ruteeka up for some aesthetic room makeover ideas. She's currently accepting orders on her Instagram account (@oldschooolart) and through her website. Alternatively, you can purchase her work on Etsy.