Wild Welva – Connecting society with wild animals

We spoke to Spanish born artist from Andalusia – Wild Welva – who has brought the wild animals into the city walls accompanied with emotions and a link to human society. 

(ISSA) -What you choose to drink? Coffee, Tea, Beer, Soda or something else?

(Wild Welva) + White wine, please.

-Introduce yourself to us! 

+ My name is Seba Ventana, the man behind Wild Welva.

 

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– Where does your tag name come from?

+ Wild Welva is a phonetic approximation of the arabic name of Huelva, the city where I live in the south of Spain. The tag came out when I started to re-wild the city with my drawings of Wild animals.

-How do you define yourself? Artist? Street artist? Anything else?

+ I am an artist who started to focus his works on the streets and walls, so I became a street artist.

– How did it all start for you, and what is it nowadays?

+ I started drawing and painting when I was a little kid. I loved painting animals at that time. I grew up in a small town in Andalucia, wild life was a part of the game. When I was a teen I worked on canvas and small-medium size paintings. It was in my adulthood when I discovered the power of the streets.

-What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

+ I have a large cup of coffee, then I prepare breakfast for my five years old child.

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-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?

+ I love making videos showing the process of my pieces. I also create the music for the videos, or ask a good friend to do it for me. As a musician, I think that music is one of the best ways to express feelings and emotions.

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-In all forms of art, inspiration is crucial. What is it that inspires you?

+ Day life things that happen around me and my people inspire me. Feelings, human relationships, love, fear.

 

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-What is the hardest part while working on a piece of art?

+Beginnings are always difficult. I am always scared when I start a new piece. It takes me a a little while to start enjoying.

-Do you have an artist(s) you admire and what for?

+ As I love art, I admire many artists. From the classic ones to the contemporary ones. I love creative minds and the power of expression.

-Which cities are the most inspiring for you?

+ I like working in my own city, because I know it well. But I worked in many cities and small towns all over the world. I would say that Paris is a nice city for Street Art, mostly for paste up that is the technique that I work on.

Wild Welva in the University of Hualva, Spain.

Wild Welva in the University of Huelva, Spain.

-What other passions do you have apart from art?

+ I love music, nature, being with my family and friends.

-Do you have a wild project that you dream of achieving some day?

+ I am already working on my wild one.

-Tell us about your art, does it include symbolisms, messages or repeated patterns?

+ Wild Welva is a project focused on animals and wild life, but you can see an emotional, human and social aspect in what I do. It´s an emotional art, full of open messages, symbols and human stories.

Wild Welva - Huelva, Spain

Wild Welva – Huelva, Spain

– How long time does a piece of art work of yours usually survive for?

+I am very lucky. Normally, my animals survive for years.

-What do people first think of, or feel, when they see one of your works on the street?

+I love watching people staring at my works. I wonder the same every time.

-Do you have a secret you would like to share with us? 🙂

+ I am not a person of secrets. I try to be clear and open all the time 😉

Wild Welva in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Wild Welva in Reykjavík, Iceland.

-What are your creative plans for the future?

+ Keep on working, keep on expressing myself.

-Is there a specific thought or message you would like to pass to our audience out there?

+ Love yourselves and love the others.

Thank you! It’s been great to get to know more about the mind and person behind such talented and inspiring works. 

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Wild Welva in Portugal

Wild Welva in Portugal

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Wild Welva – Connecting society with wild animals



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