In conversation with Alejandra Oviedo – Ruttu

An interview taken from our June Issue. In this special issue, we wanted to give light to artists, especially illustrators and painters, to know how to quarantine time affected their lives and their process. We wanted to showcase a different story, different arts to give a voice and platform for these creators.

KALTBLUT: It’s been almost 2 months since self-isolation has been enforced worldwide, how are you feeling?
Ruttu: I’m lucky to have what I have so I don’t feel like it had affected me or my lifestyle too much, I’m used to staying at home most of the time and working here, but is not being able to visit my parents regularly is one of the things I miss the most, besides my dance partners.

KALTBLUT: What have you been doing to pass your time in quarantine?
Ruttu: Basically, drawing all day. I love it so it’s something I do all time even if it is not for commissions. I try to study and learn new stuff that helps me improve my skills; also trying to create pieces to keep others entertained at least for a couple of hours, I know this situation can be difficult for some people, so this can help them to cope with anxiety, or at least I hope it helps.

KALTBLUT: How has the situation affected your work?
Ruttu: Well, I certainly have had more commissions, and more audience during this situation, with everyone’ on their phones, is natural not only for me but for everyone. With my store had been a little bit complex, postal services in most countries are not working as usual, so orders are taking longer to be delivered. Here in Colombia, all business closed, so it took me two weeks to print the stuff I needed to dispatch. I had to close my store for some time, but it will be back this week, now that I have all my products ready and fully stocked.


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