An artist based out of Pune, Kartikey came to Pune in 2010 to pursue mechanical engineering and thats where his art journey started as he happened to be only seen painting all four years. The go-getter he is, he happened to have knocked the doors of Sir JJ School of Arts and when he couldn't fit in any course, he managed to convince the institution to let him sit in classes to just observe.
Kartikey finished college in 2014 co-founded his first art company after completing 50 wall murals in 2016 and have emerged as one of the most talked about mural/graffiti and canvas artists in India.
From a guy who considered painting as a getaway to somebody who’s a professional artist, the journey hasn’t been an easy one. The first big opportunity that came my way was when someone from Red Bull spotted me painting in college. After painting for fourteen hours straight for a brand, a fully completed painting gave him the most incomparable satisfaction ever.
Today Kartikey is responsible for the famous "clean and paint Pune" project where he aims at painting a 100 murals for the city. He considers himself fortunate to be covered by all the eminent media houses in the country, he has a long list of happy clients who he has touched with his unique style.
He has painted over 200 murals, over a 100 paintings, hosted 11 exhibitions, and now is a key member of another art company . He was felicitated by Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN), called by ET-Now for the show ‘Leaders of tomorrow’ to present his start-up and was also fortunate enough to be invited by TEDx GLIM Chennai to speak about his journey and his art. He is frequently called by colleges and institutions to share his knowledge on art, art entrepreneurship and his zeal to always do more. He is a renowned motivational speaker with a humorous approach on life.