WILD WELVA Interview – 3-06-2020
«In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic«
1- How do you define yourself? How do you define your projects?
I define myself as an artist who interacts with the city and the landscape.
As for my projects, I love to rescue damage and forgotten places through street art and wild life.
2- How did you start working on street art?
I started many years ago with my own personal projects and collaborating with other street artists, although I started as a former painter who made exhibitions in galleries. Once I discovered the power of the street I never went back.
3- Where do you find the inspiration to create your projects? Are they modifiers of urban space?
I find the inspiration in my daily life, my feelings, my fears, people around me…or even in a dream, the news or a book. That is only the primary idea that makes me stand up and work on something new. Then, I codify it using wild animals and simbols.
Actually, I love modifying the urban space, I am way more interested on modifying and creating specific pieces for concrete spaces than creating regular murals that could be painted in any wall of the world.
4- What does Street Art represent for you in this constantly changing world?
I think Street Art is a clear representation of contemporary life: ephemeral, globalized, fast and… it looks good on Instagram. But at the same time Street Art is still a space of freedom for artists to show their works and ideas to the world.
5- Do you think Street Art should be legal or should it continue to be a form of art pursued by the police? Have you ever had problems?
To tell the truth I never ever had problems with the police so far.
Answering your question, I think Street Art is a very wild and difficult art to be regularized. I had pasted up my works in so many different cities and countries, sometimes comisioned by an University, a Town hall or any other institution, sometimes as a participant in a Street Art Festival and so so many others illegally. I think that we, street artists, need to find the balance between comissioned and illegal works in order to take some money and not selling our souls.
6- How long does it usually take to prepare each project?
I normaly make a new project every month. Once I have the sketch, a picture of the place where the piece will be pasted up and the concrete measures, I start working in the studio. I draw and paint on big sheets of paper. This takes the most of the time. Once the piece is finished it is time to paste it up outside.
TAKE A LOOK TO THE WHOLE WORK THAT HE DOES, IT’S COOL, ESPECIALLY «SOS CABEZOS «!
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