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!
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
– 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”.
-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.
- home is where your heart is
-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?
I kiss my boyfriend.
-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
-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.
-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
-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.
-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.
– How long time do your works usually survive for?
-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!
-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.
-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!
Thank you Aida! It’s been great to meet the person behind these inspiring works.
‘’I Support Street Art’’ team.