WD aka Wild Drawing, was born in Bali, Indonesia and has degrees in Fine Arts and in Appied Arts. He started off as street artist in 2000 and from that time he spends most of his time working in the streets, even though he never stopped working in his studio.
He has carried out solo exhibitions, and participated in numerous group shows and festivals, in Indonesia, Greece, France, Germany, England, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden. Currently he lives and works in Athens, Greece.
In the beginning his work involved a full range of the so called street art, from paste ups and stencils to installations and freehand murals. Around ten years now, he is focused on mural projects and as a medium he combines roller technique with spray paint. He always tries to interact with the spot where he is working, by utilizing various elements that existing around, so to create harmony between the work and the place. His style consists of highly detailed photo realistic technique, influenced by comics and graphic novels. Social phenomena, life style, art or nature often inspire him.
What he loves about street art is the freedom of expression and the fact that he can share his thoughts with many people passing by – accidentally or deliberately – in front of his works. Furthermore through street art, he has the chance to “speak” about the big issue of reappropriation of the public space.
All these, outweigh the ephemeral nature of the project. After all, if he was interested in making works that stand the test of time, he would do canvas paintings only.
Check out the WD interview with ISSA here.