Aïda Gomez

We had a great conversation with, Berlin based, Spanish artist, Aïda Gomez. Find out about her dreams, her work and daily routine.

(ISSA) -What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?
(Aida Gomez) – I recently discovered cucumber lemonade… Highly recommended!
-Introduce yourself
I am Aïda Gómez an urban artist from Madrid, living in Berlin. I always try to capture and challenge the view of passersby, turning them into playfellows in the streets.
you are never too old to play with leaves

you are never too old to play with leaves

 – Where does your tag name come from?
I use my real name. My parent´s invention.
-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?
I like to see myself as a street worker. The street is “my office”.
Aïda Gomez, HOLA
-How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?
I was part of a street art collective in Madrid. I studied art in Cuenca (Spain) and Berlin and now I am based in Berlin.
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I kiss my boyfriend.

-Street art is mostly a visually stimulating form of art. To add one more sense to it, what music would you pick to accompany your art work?
The music from RAPOSO (https://raposo.bandcamp.com/), we have made many music videos together. Like this one “Girl, You must pay the U-Bahn”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA0IeeOwaHs
 breakable (Copiar) (Copiar)
-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What inspires you?
Going out for a walk and observe what is happening around, inspires me in its first place, because when I am walking my brain works faster. There´s plenty of stimulation out there, I just have to stay quiet and observe. Also a book, a film, a poem, a theatre play, an exhibition or a good conversation could be a seed for a new project.
Massive word search games

Massive word search games

-What is the hardest part for you, while working on a piece of art?
It´s hard to wait for the perfect time and place to locate a piece of work. Sometimes it is not easy and the project has to wait in the drawer until the perfect moment and location appears. It requires a lot of patience.
aida gomez
-Do you have an artists you admire and what for?
Yes a lot! Just to name a few: Luz Interruptus, Dos Jotas, Vermibus, Spy, Brad Downey, Adine… They all use the street in a very clever way.
-Which cities do you think are the most inspirational in Street Art?
Berlin, the city where I live now is just great, also Porto, I think has a perfect balance between old and new. I recently travelled to Delhi and their colours and philosophy of life were very inspirational for me. I came back with the suitcase full of new ideas for projects. I would love to spend more time in New York too.
Mind the gap by Aïda Gomez

Mind the gap by Aïda Gomez

-Do you have other passions apart from art?
Yeah! I love music and cinema. I´ve directed some music videos and worked in a film called “Street Art Symphony” (http://streetartsymphonyfilm.tumblr.com/). It was recently selected in a Film Festival in India and features some of my works.
Trailer
-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?
Everything I do it´s kind of wild, or at least it´s against the common sense.
My dream is to keep me on the wild side.
Berlin

Berlin

 

-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?
I love games, so I search a playful background in all I do. I try to leave subtile messages behind this games, to make people meditate about them.
http://www.aidagomez.info/post/141395403225/thinking-posters

– How long time do your works usually survive for?
Sometimes minutes and sometimes years! I did a wool graffiti some years ago and is still there!
(See picture: https://www.facebook.com/aidagomezinfo/photos/a.911296865556429.1073741828.909784532374329/1288739197812192/?type=3&theater)
-What do you think people first think or feel when they see one of your works on the street?
I hope they are surprised. I love surprises!
A Very Merry Unbirthday to You!

A Very Merry Unbirthday to You!

 

-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us? :)
I’m absolutely terrible at cooking.
-What are your creative plans for the future?
I would love to travel to new places to work in their streets and be inspired by new cultures.
Another kind of brick in the wall
-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?
Thank you for reading! I appreciate your interest in my work. See you in the streets!
:)
Aïda
loveisfreedom - aida gomez (Copiar)
Thank you Aida! It’s been great to meet the person behind these inspiring works.
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.
Artist  Link: http://www.aidagomez.info
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aidagomezinfo/

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