We spoke to seven Mumbai-based artists who only sell their artwork, be it prints or originals, exclusively via their social media accounts. This not only gives them a complete control over how they value and price their art – but they can adapt and take on projects depending on the popularity of a certain projects. Plus, you get the best price possible. So now you can buy artwork directly from the source and support the art community of Mumbai.

Pranita Kocharekar

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Photo courtesy: Pranita Kocharekar

Pranita Kocharekar is a Mumbai-based illustrator, graphic designer and type designer who graduated from the Rachana Sansad College of Applied Arts and Craft, Mumbai. With her major being in typography, Pranita makes beautiful cards and illustrations with the sweetest and the most relatable prints.

Pranita tells us she is coming out with her latest edition of festive Christmas cards, something that she introduced last year. With her Christmas spirit intact, the idea this time is also to have 30 odd cards that she’ll put up on her social accounts and the proceedings of which she wants to donate to a cancer hospital. An artistic Santa, if you may. She loves working on post cards {evidently} and one can contact her on her Instagram or Facebook accounts and buy the prints directly from her.

#LBBTip: She is open to commissions and customisations for bulk orders or if something that gets her creative juices flowing.

Price: INR 500 {a pack of 15 cards}

Follow her on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Hanisha Tirumalasetty

Photo courtesy: Hanisha Tirumalasetty

Photo courtesy: Hanisha Tirumalasetty

Hanisha is a Mumbai-based up and coming visual artist who completed her Bachelors in Architecture from RVCA College in Bangalore. A self-taught artist who is continuously learning and improving her art believes conforming her art to a single definition is tough. She tells us her artwork is often perceived as dark and surreal but edges on absurdity. Another theme that runs strong in her work are the strong gender portraits {which are our personal favourites}.

Her artwork comes in beautiful sketches and strokes of portraits and pop culture references. She also loves to experiment with colours and mediums, which you can view here.  The artwork is up for display on Facebook and Instagram and has garnered a lot of following as she often gets requests from people who want to buy the prints off of her via these mediums. She is open to freelancing projects – if they are interesting enough as she also works full time at Orion M&C. Slaying the corporate and artistic life – one print at a time. You can view more of her work here and contact her on email at  hanishatiru@gmail.com.

Price: INR 600 upwards for a single print

You can follow her on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Taarika John

Taarika John, originally from Kochin, is a graduate of the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore. She is currently working as a visual designer for Homegrown but is open to freelancing illustration projects and commissions as long as they challenge her and intrigue her. She started off a project titled ‘The Malayale Alphabets’ that chronicled her observations of Kerala in posters- all alphabetical wise – a hilarious and quirky take on the community, something that she understands well.

She tells LBB that her work comes from a place where she enjoys observing people and characters around her. Snippets of daily life, then, make way into her artwork and sketches. Though she is working full-time, she sells work privately and even takes freelance commissions. To get in touch with her, email her at taarika.john@gmail.com on her website. You can view more of her work here.

Price: INR 500 for a canvas-sized poster

Follow her on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Priyanka Jaising

Photo source: Doodleebee

Photo source: Doodleebee

A Mumbaikar at heart but currently shuffling between Mumbai and Pune, Priyanka has always had a love affair with brushes, canvases and art in general. With no formal training, she has been working mainly with oil paintings, but equally loves water colours, illustrations, doodles and sketches. Her life mantra is simple – spread peace and positive vibes which also reflects in her work.

She has been showcasing her artwork at exhibitions regularly and she sells her work via her social media accounts. Her recent foray into doodling resulted in a project called ‘Doodleebee‘ {you can follow it here} – is funny, quirky and relatable.

#LBBTip: She sells her original work – so if you’d like to request for customisations, do keep in mind it takes time as it is all hand drawn. She is open to illustrations, greeting cards, visiting cards requests and you can contact her via mail at pri_25@live.in.

Price: INR 500 for a miniature canvas or a basic doodle

Follow her work on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Priyesh Trivedi

Photto source: Adarsh Balak

Photo source: Adarsh Balak

Adarsh Balak a.k.a Priyesh Trivedi is another self-taught artist making waves in Mumbai. He started off a really popular project called ‘Adarsh Balak’ – which is a satirical take on the educational charts and posters that were handed out to us in the schools. The series which was started off a couple of years back critiques the late 80s and 90s posters that propagated the ‘ideal Indian life and values’ that were oddly regressive. Priyesh provides his hilarious take on them which is equally educational and hard-hitting.

Though the series has kept him busy so far and has massive popularity as well – Priyesh loves to experiment and reinvent himself. He tells us he’s working on something new and exciting and we cannot wait to see what’s up his sleeves.

Price: INR 750 upwards per poster

Follow the project on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

Ankita Shinde

 

07112016_ankitashindeartists07-copyAnkita Shinde is a graduate of Rachana Sansad College of Applied Arts and Craft, Mumbai. An artist and illustrator – she recently started her own design studio ‘Another Day Another Colour’ {check it out here}. Her vision is sweet and simple – to make art the way she wants as reflections of her state of mind. She approaches every project with a fresh perspective, something that helps her in reinventing her art and transcend the boundaries of limitations to push her art above and beyond than what she’s done already.

She had been freelancing as a graphic designer prior to her studio launch and even co-founded a project titled ‘Not just colouring’ with Pranita Kochareka. She sells her artwork via her website and her Instagram account {DM her and she’ll respond immediately}. She sells her prints {digital and screen prints} in different sizes – so your room decor worries have been solved.

Price: INR 1,500 for an A3 print {approximately}

Follow her on Facebook here, and on Instagram here.

Featured Photo courtesy: Taarika John