Interview with Wild Drawing aka WD

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 🙂 


More about WD street art:

WD InstagramWD Facebook PageWD Website 


WD Artworks Gallery:

Very New Artwork by WD in Antwerp
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, Crete isl. Greece 2017 by wild drawing aka WD street art
“Promise” by WD Street art , Crete isl. Greece 2017
Connection, Moncton Canada 2017 by wild drawing aka WD street art
“Connection”  by WD in Moncton Canada 2017
Four Elements - Air, Athens Greece 2017 by WD street art
“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, Athens Greece 2017 by WD street art
“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, Berlin Germany 2016 by WD Street Art
Mindtrap by WD in Berlin Germany 2016
What if I fall? But imagine what if you fly?, Athens Greece 2015 by WD
“What if I fall? But imagine what if you fly?” , Athens Greece 2015 by WD Street Art
Money Kills, Bali Indonesia 2015
“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 Wild Drawing
“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, Naxos Greece 2015 by Wild Drawing aka WD
“Unconditional Love”  in Naxos Greece 2015 by Wild Drawing aka WD
Artificial Happiness, Bali Indonesia 2014 by Wild Drawing
“Artificial Happiness”in Bali Indonesia 2014 by WD Street Art
Wild Drawing artwork called I don't hate Mornings! Helsingborg Sweden 2014
“I don’t hate Mornings!” in  Helsingborg Sweden 2014 by Wild Drawing aka WD
Fall in rEVOLution, Athens Greece 2013 by Wild Drawing aka WD
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

 

Photos by courstesy of WD aka Wild Drawing 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. How wonderful. l absolutely love the elephants. Mythological…each and everyone.

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  2. Alex says:

    Not one can be considered a favorite(for me), they’re all freaking incredible.

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  3. fionacowie says:

    these are beautiful!

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