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Wild Drawing ~ 'WD' (b.Bali, 199X –)

Contemporary Balinese Art / Street Art / Murals to order / Installations / Canvasses for sale

The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali, Indonesia
Smeagol, aka Gollum, Ring-Bearer of 'My Precious' in Tolkein's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings finds a new day-job as a street artist in Bali, Indonesia

'Smeagol' (2015) (Detail).
Street mural of 'Smeagol', aka Gollum from 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' as seen by the Balinese-born street-artist Wild Drawing ('WD') outside an art studio in Mas, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2015 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Banksy-like and anonymous, the Bali-born 'Wild Drawing' is an internationally acclaimed muralist and street-artist whose works grace walls from Asia and Europe to America. Wild Drawing, or 'WD' (weh-deh) – is a member of the Bali-based art collective The Pojoks.

WD is based in Athens, Greece – and is a master of the trompe-l'œil.

For enquiries, commissions, payment or delivery – please contact the artist or representative directly. You'll find their contact details at the bottom of this portfolio.

'Message' (2020) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Coronavirus & Covid-19 pandemic / Couples / Long-distance relationships / Separation / Communication
Street-art by the Balinese muralist Wild Drawing on separation, long-distance relationships and communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

'Message' (2020).
Street-art by the anonymous Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' (WD) on separation, budding long-distance relationships and the importance of communication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') / www.wdstreetart.com.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by the Balinese muralist Wild Drawing on separation, long-distance relationships and communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

Detail: 'Message' (2020) by Wild Drawing.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') / www.wdstreetart.com.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by the Balinese muralist Wild Drawing on separation, long-distance relationships and communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

Detail: 'Message' (2020) by Wild Drawing.
How it all began: street-art of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus strain that causes Covid-19. Quite a mouthful. Or an eyeful. Or a noseful. You really kind of wish the chef had cooked his bat for another ten minutes.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') / www.wdstreetart.com.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by the Balinese muralist Wild Drawing on separation, long-distance relationships and communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

Detail: 'Message' (2020) by Wild Drawing.
A relationship buds despite separation, distance and lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') / www.wdstreetart.com.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by the Balinese muralist Wild Drawing on separation, long-distance relationships and communication during the Covid-19 pandemic

Detail: 'Message' (2020) by Wild Drawing.
Now you know how Wild Drawing added that extra trompe-l'œil among the foreground plants...
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on October 17, 2020.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') / www.wdstreetart.com.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

'Tanah Air Mata' (Land of Tears) (2020) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Commissioned art-installation / Social-political mural in Bali, Indonesia

Yu Patmi / Farmer / Protester / Rice fields / Land exploitation / Cement factory
Social-political art installation in Bali protesting the destruction of Indonesian rice-fields and farmland by heavy industry

'Tanah Air Mata' (Land of Tears) (2020).
Social-political trompe-l'œil art installation at Kulidan Kitchen in Ketewel, Bali, protesting the destruction of Indonesian rice-fields and farmland by heavy industry.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art of Yu Patmi, an Indonesian farmer and environmental activist who died from heart failure after ceremonially
setting her feet in concrete to protest the construction of a cement factory near her village in Central Java

Detail: 'Tanah Air Mata' (Land of Tears) (2020).
'Tanah Air Mata' is a tribute to Yu Patmi, an Indonesian farmer and environmental activist who died from heart failure after ceremonially setting her feet in concrete during a demonstration in Jakarta to protest the construction of a cement factory near her village in the Kendeng mountains of Central Java, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

A traditional Indonesian rice-farmer ponders the cement factory built in the middle of his rice-fields

Detail: 'Tanah Air Mata' (Land of Tears) (2020).
A traditional Indonesian rice-farmer ponders environmental destruction and the cement factory built in the middle of his rice-fields in Central Java, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020) by Wild Drawing (WD) and SLINAT

Social-political street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Coronavirus & Covid-19 / Tourism dollar / Traditional Balinese life / Rice-farming / Hindu religion & mythology / Face-mask
Street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT' of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask against Covid-19 as she chooses between her burning dollars and growing rice to survive the incoming Indonesian economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus

'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020).
Street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT' of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask to guard against Covid-19 as she chooses between her disappearing tourist-dollars or growing rice to survive the incoming Indonesian economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing / SLINAT.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT' of a traditional Balinese woman wearing a gas-mask against Covid-19 as she holds her burning tourist-dollars during the incoming Indonesian economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic

Detail of 'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020) street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT'.
No money left to burn as Bali's tourist-dollars vanish during the Covid-19 economic crisis.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing / SLINAT.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art. Many Balinese people formerly employed in Bali's tourist sector are returning to farming in order to feed themselves during an on-going economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic

Detail of 'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020) street-art by the Balinese muralists 'Wild Drawing' and 'SLINAT'.
Many Balinese people formerly employed in Bali's tourist sector are returning to farming in order to feed themselves during an on-going economic crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing / SLINAT.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by Wild Drawing of the mythical Hindu bird-dragon Garuda offering a drop of life-giving water to a parched, damaged world as a Balinese-Hindu woman prays for his success

Detail of 'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020) by the Balinese street-artist 'Wild Drawing' (WD).
Street mural of the mythical Hindu bird-dragon Garuda offering a drop of life-giving water to a parched, damaged world as a Balinese-Hindu woman prays for his success.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.
Artwork © 2020 Wild Drawing.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by SLINAT of an angelic but disfigured Balinese boy offering his seedling of hope to an economically-damaged Bali

Detail of 'Tembang Ladang Gula' (2020) by the Balinese muralist SLINAT.
Street-art of an angelic but disfigured Balinese boy offering his seedling of hope to an economically-damaged Bali.
Denpasar, South Bali, Indonesia on September 5, 2020.
Artwork © 2020 SLINAT.
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

'Artificial Happiness' (2014) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Traditional 1930s Balinese girl / Smartphone / Cellphone / Social media
Street-art by 'WD' (Wild Drawing) of a topless 1930s Balinese girl using a smartphone on a wall near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

'Artificial Happiness' (2014).
Mural by the street-artist 'WD' (Wild Drawing) of a traditional, topless 1930s Balinese girl using a cellphone near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2014 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2015 by Ubud High.

Street-art by 'WD' (Wild Drawing) of a topless 1930s Balinese girl using a smartphone on a wall near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Detail: 'Artificial Happiness' (2014).
Social-political street-art by the muralist Wild Drawing of a traditionally topless 1930s Balinese girl using a smartphone on a wall near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2014 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2015 by Ubud High.

'Smeagol' (2015) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Commissioned street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Gollum / The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings / Tolkein
Smeagol, aka Gollum, Ring-Bearer of 'My Precious' in Tolkein's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings finds a new day-job as a street-artist in Bali, Indonesia

'Smeagol' (2015).
'Smeagol' – infamous as Gollum, and Ring-Bearer of "My Precious" in J.R.R. Tolkein's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy – finds a new lease of life as a rogue street-artist in Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2015 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

'Smeagol', better-known as Gollum from 'The Hobbit', readies a can of spray-paint outside an art studio in Mas, Bali, Indonesia Bali

'Smeagol' (2015) (Detail).
'Smeagol', better-known as Gollum from 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', readies his can of spray-paint outside an art studio in Mas, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2015 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Spray-paint can at the ready, Wild Drawing's signature 'WD' on his 2015 street-mural of Gollum in Mas, Bali, Indonesia

'Smeagol' (2015) (Detail).
Spray-paint can at the ready, Wild Drawing's signature 'WD' on his 2015 street-mural of Gollum from Tolkein's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' in Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2015 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

'Exploited Land' (2014) by Wild Drawing

Social-political street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Tourism / Land sales / Exploitation
Social-political mural by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing protesting the exploitation of buying and selling land and rice-fields in Bali, Indonesia

'Exploited Land' (2014).
Social-political mural by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing protesting the exploitation of buying and selling land and rice-fields in Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2014 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2018 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com.

'Captured by Big Brother' (2018) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Social-political street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Facebook / Social media / Invasion of privacy / Traditional Balinese life
A Facebook robot uses a smartphone to photograph and invade the privacy of a shy and scared Balinese woman in traditional costume on the island of Nusa Penida, Bali Province, Indonesia

'Captured by Big Brother' (2018).
A Facebook robot uses a smartphone to photograph and invade the privacy of a shy and scared Balinese woman in traditional costume on the island of Nusa Penida, Bali Province, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2018 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com.

'Born in a Cage' (2018) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Social-political street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Oppression of personal freedom of thought and self-expression
Street-art highlighting the oppression of freedom of thought by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

'Born in a Cage' (2018).
Street-art highlighting the oppression of personal freedom of thought in Indonesia by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2018 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com

Defaced street-art highlighting the oppression of freedom of thought by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

'Born in a Cage' (2018).
Two years later. Vandalized street-art highlighting the oppression of personal freedom of thought in Indonesia by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Defaced street-art highlighting the oppression of freedom of thought by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

'Born in a Cage' (2018).
Two years later. Vandalised mural highlighting the oppression of personal freedom of thought in Indonesia by the Balinese street-artist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Defaced street-art highlighting the oppression of freedom of thought by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

'Born in a Cage' (2018).
Two years later. Defaced street-art highlighting the oppression of personal freedom of thought in Indonesia by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Artwork © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

Defaced street-art of the murdered political activist Munir by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

'Untitled' (2018).
Neighbouring mural of 'Born in a Cage' by Wild Drawing. Defaced street-art of the murdered political activist Munir by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
Munir Said Thalib was an Indonesian activist and founder of the Kontras human rights organisation who was assassinated in 2004 while travelling to Holland to pursue a Master's degree in international law and human rights.
Artwork © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.

'NESTalgic' (2014) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Newborn baby / Nest
Mural by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing in Bali, Indonesia

'NESTalgic'.
Street-art by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Bali, Indonesia.
© 2014 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2014 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com.

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Dewi Sri / Goddess of rice and fertility / Balinese-Hindu religion
Mural by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing in Bali, Indonesia

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018).
Street-art by Wild Drawing of Dewi Sri, the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, crying in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2018 Wild Drawing.

Street-art by Wild Drawing of the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, Dewi Sri, in Bali, Indonesia

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018).
Two years later. Street-art by Wild Drawing of Dewi Sri, the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, crying in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by Wild Drawing of the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, Dewi Sri, in Bali, Indonesia

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018) (Detail).
Street-art by Wild Drawing of Dewi Sri, the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, crying in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by Wild Drawing of the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, Dewi Sri, in Bali, Indonesia

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018) (Detail).
Mural by Wild Drawing of Dewi Sri, the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, crying in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by Wild Drawing of the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, Dewi Sri, in Bali, Indonesia

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018) (Detail).
Street-art by Wild Drawing of Dewi Sri, the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, crying in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia – along with his signature 'WD'.
© 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

Street-art by Wild Drawing of the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, Dewi Sri, in Bali, Indonesia

'The Tears of Dewi Sri' (2018) (Detail).
Street-art by Wild Drawing of a quote from Mahatma Gandhi to accompany his mural of a crying Dewi Sri, the Balinese-Hindu goddess of rice and fertility, in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
The full Gandhi quote reads: "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."
© 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph by © 2020 Ubud High.

'Owlself' (2017) by Wild Drawing (WD)

Street art / Mural in Bali, Indonesia

Owlish things
Mural by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing in Bali, Indonesia

'Owlself'.
Street-art by the Balinese muralist 'Wild Drawing' in Bali, Indonesia.
© 2020 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2020 Wild Drawing.

☬ Locations of Wild Drawing's Street Art in Bali, Indonesia

Locations of murals by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing in Bali, Indonesia

Locations of murals by the Balinese street-artist Wild Drawing on Bali and Nusa Penida, Indonesia.

If you're on Bali, open up the local Google interactive map. If you're anywhere else in the world, you're definitely going to need the international version... The lad gets around.

Detailed locations of murals by the street-artist Wild Drawing in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Detailed locations of murals by the street-artist Wild Drawing in and around Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

✎ Wild Drawing in the Press/Media

The Jakarta Post, August 2020:
'Globe-trotting muralist captures public imagination, one wall at a time'

◐ Worldwide Web

w ~ www.wdstreetart.com
ig ~ wd_wilddrawing
fb ~ WD street art

✆ Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact WD at wdstreetart1 [at] gmail [dot] com ~ English, Indonesian, Balinese and Greek spoken.

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