Inter­view with Wild Draw­ing aka WD /​stree​tart360​.net

Who is Wild Draw­ing aka WD?

Wild Draw­ing aka WD is a very famous street artist born in Bali, Indone­sia, who has stud­ied art and is a grad­u­ate in both Fine Arts and Applied Arts. He started his urban artist career in the 2000’s and from that time he spends most of his time paint­ing in the streets all around the world, work­ing also in his work­shop.
WD has car­ried out solo exhi­bi­tions, and par­tic­i­pated in group shows or graffiti/​street art fes­ti­vals, in Asia, Europe and Amer­ica.
You can dis­cover his art­works in many street art and graf­fiti books such as books edited by Édi­tions Alter­na­tives, Thames & Hud­son … His style is unique and eas­ily rec­og­niz­able. Most likely orig­i­nated from his East-​West cul­tural back­ground.
He espe­cially loves very large walls, by cre­at­ing mon­u­men­tal art­works with spray paint and also roller brush.
Wild Draw­ings always inter­acts with the place, the envi­ron­ment, the build­ings archi­tec­ture where he is work­ing. He will always use var­i­ous ele­ments that exist around cre­at­ing har­mony between the loca­tion and the art­work.
What about his artis­tic style?
In a few words real­is­tic tech­nique, even hyper real­is­tic some­times, often anamor­phic, strongly influ­enced by his cul­tural back­ground and pas­sions such as comics and graphic nov­els, social phe­nom­ena inter­ests and lifestyle, art or nature.
What does he love about Street Art? Mainly the free­dom of this artis­tic expres­sion. And also because street art is a fan­tas­tic way to com­mu­ni­cate with every­one every­where.
As well as vir­tu­ally through social net­works with peo­ple lik­ing, shar­ing, com­ment­ing on his art­works.
I had the oppor­tu­nity to meet WD and I was able to ask him some ques­tions for streetart360. Here is my interview.Enjoy!

“Strefi Hill guards” by Wild Drawing

Strefi Hill guards” by Wild Drawing

Wild Draw­ing aka WD Interview:

Hi WD, it’s great plea­sure to meet you. Can you tell us where you from and from what age did you dis­cover your love of art?
I’m from Bali Indone­sia and cur­rently I’m based in Athens, Greece. I was always attracted by art; art plays an impor­tant role in our cul­ture and is part of our every­day life on Bali. I chose the Art High School and then I got my degree in the School of Fine Arts and later in Applied Arts.

Where do you find your inspi­ra­tion? Do you have a spe­cific inten­tion or mes­sage in your work?
For me to paint in the street is expres­sion, choice and desire for com­mu­ni­ca­tion. So almost always there is a mes­sage, and for­tu­nately there are recip­i­ents. What helps is the fact that basi­cally my works are real­is­tic and their themes beyond bor­ders, reli­gions, dif­fer­ent cul­tures, etc. So what­ever the mes­sage is – social, eco­log­i­cal or just tricksy – it’s eas­ily under­stood by any­body; whether he/​she agrees with it or not. As for inspi­ra­tion, mainly comes from every­day life, nature, art and social phenomena.

Do you always incor­po­rate your fine arts skills within your art­works?
Yeah, this is my inten­tion at least.

Do you have future projects? Exhi­bi­tions? Art fests?
At the moment I’m work­ing on my next solo show a 400 m2 indoor mural at Naturhis­torisches Museum in Basel, Switzer­land, as part of Culturescapes2017. And then some other con­firmed invi­ta­tions here and there, until spring.

Would you like to say some­thing in par­tic­u­lar to Streetart360 read­ers?
Keep sup­port­ing the artists by any means; people’s sup­port is very impor­tant to us in order to con­tinue what we are doing.

Thank’s a lot WD ?

WD Art­works Gallery:

Very New Artwork by WD in Antwerp – Photo StreetArt360

Very New Art­work by WD in Antwerp – Photo StreetArt360

“The Griffin” by Wild Drawing in Arvika Sweden 2017

The Grif­fin” by Wild Draw­ing in Arvika Swe­den 2017

“Promise” by WD Street art , Crete isl. Greece 2017

Promise” by WD Street art , Crete isl. Greece 2017

“Connection”  by WD in Moncton Canada 2017

Con­nec­tion” by WD in Monc­ton Canada 2017

“Four Elements” by Wild Drawing – Air, Athens Greece 2017

Four Ele­ments” by Wild Draw­ing – Air, Athens Greece 2017

“Illusory” by WD street Art in Cambridge Canada 2017

Illu­sory” by WD street Art in Cam­bridge Canada 2017

“House of Venom” by Wild Drawing Athens Greece 2017

House of Venom” by Wild Draw­ing Athens Greece 2017

“Prosperity ” By WD street art Kemi Finland 2016

Pros­per­ity ” By WD street art Kemi Fin­land 2016

“Give Peace a chance” by WD Street Art Athens Greece 2016

Give Peace a chance” by WD Street Art Athens Greece 2016

“Croc family” by WD Street Art in Berlin Germany 2016

Croc fam­ily” by WD Street Art in Berlin Ger­many 2016

“Knowledge speaks – Wisdom listens”  by WD in Athens Greece 2016

Knowl­edge speaks – Wis­dom lis­tens” by WD in Athens Greece 2016

“Wish”by WD Street Art in Paris France 2016

Wish”by WD Street Art in Paris France 2016

“Journey” by WD Street Art in Wiesbaden Germany 2016

Jour­ney” by WD Street Art in Wies­baden Ger­many 2016

Mindtrap by WD in Berlin Germany 2016

Mind­trap by WD in Berlin Ger­many 2016

“What if I fall? But imagine what if you fly?” , Athens Greece 2015 by WD Street Art

What if I fall? But imag­ine what if you fly?” , Athens Greece 2015 by WD Street Art

“Money Kills” in Bali Indonesia 2015 by Wild Drawing aka WD Street Art

Money Kills” in Bali Indone­sia 2015 by Wild Draw­ing aka WD Street Art

“No Land for the Poor” Athens Greece 2015 by WD Street Art

No Land for the Poor” Athens Greece 2015 by WD Street Art

“The Beast” by Wild Drawing aka WD in Valletta Malta 2015

The Beast” by Wild Draw­ing aka WD in Val­letta Malta 2015

“Unconditional Love”  in Naxos Greece 2015 by Wild Drawing aka WD

Uncon­di­tional Love” in Naxos Greece 2015 by Wild Draw­ing aka WD

“Artificial Happiness”in Bali Indonesia 2014 by WD Street Art

Arti­fi­cial Happiness”in Bali Indone­sia 2014 by WD Street Art

“I don’t hate Mornings!” in  Helsingborg Sweden 2014 by Wild Drawing aka WD

I don’t hate Morn­ings!” in Hels­ing­borg Swe­den 2014 by Wild Draw­ing aka WD

WD Street Art “Fall in rEVOLution”  Athens Greece 2013

WD Street Art “Fall in rEV­O­Lu­tion” Athens Greece 2013

“Mother Nature” , Athens Greece 2012 –  By Wild Drawing

Mother Nature” , Athens Greece 2012 – By Wild Drawing

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