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!
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 🙂
More about WD street art:
WD Artworks Gallery:
Photos by courstesy of WD aka Wild Drawing