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The Bali-born 'Wild Drawing' – Banksy-like and anonymous – is a world-acclaimed street artist whose urban artwork graces walls from Asia to Europe. Wild Drawing, or 'WD' – is a member of The Pojoks, a Bali-based street-art collective.

Born on the tiny island of Nusa Penida off Bali's southeast coast, and with degrees in Fine Art and Applied Arts, Wild Drawing is based in Athens, Greece.

WD's also a master of the 3D trompe-l'œil...

The Street Artist Wild Drawing ~ 'WD' (b.Bali, 199X –)

Contemporary Balinese art / Street art / Murals to order / Digital artworks / 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 art 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.
Urban art © 2015 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2020 Ubud High.


To commission or buy Wild Drawing's murals or canvasses

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.


'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.
Street Art © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2018 Wild Drawing.

'Sold' (2014) by Wild Drawing

Street art / Social-political mural in Bali, Indonesia

Bali Tigress and her tiger cub / Hunted to extinction / Dutch colonial period
The last known tiger, an adult female, was killed in SumbarKima, West Bali, on September 27, 1937

'Sold' (2014). A Bali Tigress and her cub.

Street Art © 2014 Wild Drawing.
Photograph © 2014 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com.

'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.
Street Art © 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.
Urban Art © 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.
Urban Art © 2018 Wild Drawing ('WD').
Photograph © 2018 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com

'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.
Street Art © 2014 Wild Drawing ('WD') of The Pojoks Art Collective, Bali.
Photograph © 2014 Wild Drawing / www.wdstreetart.com.

'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.
Urban Art © 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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Street art, murals, graffiti and tagging by international urban artists at Taman Festival Theme Park, Bali

Urban art, murals and graffiti galore at the derelict and haunted Taman Festival Theme Park in Bali

Urban & street art, murals, tagging and graffiti at the derelict – and most definitely haunted – Taman Festival Theme Park, Bali. Just watch your step...
Photographs by © 2020 Ubud High.

See 30 more works of street and urban art at Taman Festival, Bali ⇨


ARMA ~ The Agung Rai Museum of Art

Classical, traditional, contemporary and modern Balinese art

Ubud's ARMA – the Agung Rai Museum of Art – is home to over 200 modern and traditional works of art that paint Bali's story in ways you've only dreamt of.

File under 'Rare Left Field'.

Balinese painting by I Wayan Turun of Lord Arjuna and Dewi Supraba as they are escorted to heaven by angels

'Arjuna Wiwaha' at the ARMA Art Gallery, Ubud, by I Wayan Turun of Tebesaya, Peliatan, Bali.
After killing Natakwaca, Lord Arjuna the archer sits side-by-side with Dewi Supraba as they are escorted to heaven by angels.
Courtesy of the ARMA Foundation.
Photograph by Ubud High.

'Sabung Ayam' (Cock-fighting) by the Balinese painter I Ketut Tagen of 'The Young Artists School of Painting', Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

'Sabung Ayam' (Cock-fighting) by the Balinese painter I Ketut Tagen – another young pupil snatched from the cradle by Dutch artist Arie Smit to form his stable of 'Young Artists' in Penestanan, Ubud.
Courtesy of the ARMA Foundation.
Photograph by Ubud High.

See 29 more works of art at ARMA ~ The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud, Bali ⇨


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Portrait of the Day

Portraits from Bali by Ubud High
Young female beggar from Muntigunung, Bali, on the streets of Ubud

A beggar from Muntigunung on the streets of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia.
Portrait by © Ubud High.


The Ubud Handbook by John Storey

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Street art mural of a young topless 1930s Balinese girl using social media on a mobile cellphone painted by the street artist Wild Drawing in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, depicted as a spray-can- and roller-wielding street artist in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Street art and graffiti murals at Batu Bolong beach in Canggu near Old Man's bar and restaurant, Bali, Indonesia

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Religion Matters

The Tale of Ganesha the Globetrotter ~ Bali's Elephant-Headed Hindu God

Street art graffiti of Lord Ganesha with his mouse or rat, on a mural wall in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

‘First stop on Shree Ganesha's round-Asia tour was a spell in Buddhist Tibet with its strong tantric leanings – a convenient spot to re-invent himself as Vinãyaka, and then as the dancing red Nritta Ganapati – before a full-blown alter-ego revamp as the scarlet, twelve-armed Maharakta Ganapati. Now, Maharakta Ganapati was unusually fond of skullcaps filled with human flesh and blood – and this we might charitably put down to a bad trip.

After all, what happens in Tibet stays in Tibet...’

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An American Calonarang ~ Trance & Possession on Bali

Graffiti street art of a Balinese Salvador Dali sipping on a cup of kopi luwak in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

‘To cut an all-night story short, the mask was donned by a dancer who fell into a deep trance. But instead of staying in the temple, he began to run. And run. He became violent and uncontrollable. He ran for four kilometers down the road – the crowd scrambled after him. He ended up in a cemetery just past my house, and in the dead of night began to do frenzied battle with unseen foes...’

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'Nyepi' ~ Bali's Hindu New Year, and the Day of Silence ~ Melasti, Ngerupuk, Ogoh-Ogoh & Manis Nyepi

Balinese-Hindu devotees pray as sacred temple objects are bathed and cleansed during a Melasti ceremony before Nyepi on Pantai Purnama in Bali, Indonesia

‘If previous New Years' Days have seen you waking up with a crippling hangover trying to remember what you did the night before, maybe it's time you headed to Bali in March. Nyepi – the Balinese Day of Silence, and the start of the Hindu Saka New Year – is a day, a night and a day you'll never forget....’

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'Kajeng Kliwon' ~ A Very Bad-Hair Day on Bali

Film poster for Indonesian horror film 'Kajeng Kliwon: Nightmare in Bali'

‘Kajeng Kliwon is the kind of day when anything that can happen will happen. It invariably does.

You have been seriously warned...’

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Personal Stories

Diary of a Market Girl

Photo-realistic urban art by an anonymous street artist of a 1930s market scene in Bali, Indonesia

“When I had my sixth and seventh babies at the hospital – my twin girls – the doctor ordered me to have a Caesarian. And without asking me, he tied my tubes off as well.

I think he thought I'd had enough babies...”

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Food Talk

Durian ~ The King of Stink

“On the third bite,” says one hater, “it was as though I'd just eaten a diseased, parasite-infested animal with a bad case of rabies. I prayed I wouldn't be sick because I really didn't want to taste it again on the way back up...”

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Culture Bites

Cinema Paradiso ~ Bali's Seat in the History of Indonesian Cinema

1932 Virgins of Bali Thirties nudie-cutie bare-native film poster 1930s Bali, Indonesia

‘Boobs and political censorship have never been far from the Silver Screen – in Indonesia, they're its bedrock. The silent flicks of Thirties' Bali sucked hungrily on the island's bare-breasted cabinet-postcard image that encouraged so many gilded tourists – and dodgy film-stars like Charlie Chaplin – to visit its sultry, forbidden shores...’

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Getting Around ~ Bali 'Biking

Surviving Bali on a 'Bike

Motorbike accident victim being treated for a leg-injury in an Ubud clinic in Bali, Indonesia

“For me, some of the most dangerous people on the road are white people. I avoid them like the plague. You can tell the ones who are going to hurt others – the fixed grins, the hunched over the handle-bars, the wobbling around corners and shouts of indignation when they finally hit someone – because they have absolutely no idea how life and the road works around here...”

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It's Silly Season Again ~ Renting a Scooter, and Crashing it, on Bali

A monkey tourist crashes his scooter in a road accident in Bali, Indonesia

‘She tears into the traffic. She can't stop. She narrowly misses hitting a car head-on, swerves past a mum on a 'bike and slaloms across the road. Before she hits anyone – it's a miracle she doesn't – she falls in a bad-sounding heap of bent metal and smashing plastic. A group of Balinese rush to pick her up before the cops see her...’

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The Other Side of the Coin ~ Just Another Motorbike Accident on Bali

Mural by an anonymous street-artist of a crashed, burned-out Honda 70 scooter on a wall near Badung market in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

‘She starts sweeping and I notice that she's limping. There's a spreading bruise and an angry graze running past her knee and down her calf. She wants to carry on cleaning – I sit her down and ask her what happened.

She's shy; I press...’

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Health Matters

Let's Get Wet ~ The Rainy Season on Bali

Blue sky pokes from behind a gathering of stormy monsoon clouds over Bali, Indonesia

‘Rule number one on a monsoon day? Don't get wet.

You may not realise that getting caught in a cloudburst or shower on Bali – particularly if you're on a motorbike – is the tropical equivalent of walking naked outside during a Prague Winter after a lukewarm bath.

It'll really slow you down. The shivers, hot-and-cold flushes, a chesty cough, diarrhoea, sneezing, stomach pains, a belting headache and aching bones are all at the top of the list...’

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Bali's Scorpions, Hornets, Mosquitoes, Poisonous Caterpillars... And Other Strange Tails

Bali hornet or Tabuhan, a dark brown, stinging, flying, wasp-like insect that may cause anaphylactic shock

‘Nowhere is free from the tax of life. We all have to pay for our slice of Bali paradise – and this often comes in the shape of our biting, stinging, crawling, flying insect-cousins.

It's the downside of environment-sharing...’

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Holidays from the Jungle

The Heads of Trunyan

Human skulls in the open, outdoor cemetery in Trunyan village, near Batur in Bali, Indonesia

‘Agricultural, and unpractised in the dark art of handling international tourists, the aristocratic farmer-people of Trunyan have acquired a damaging reputation for aggression. Their unique tourist draw – a jungle-cemetery where bodies are left in the open to disintegrate underneath a magical banyan tree – is regularly shunned by travellers on the time-sensitive tourist circuit...’

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Lombok ~ A Line in the Sand

‘Ten meters away and the young man finally looks up – an inane, animal-like grin taped across his face as his girlfriend grips his porcelain butt and grimaces towards the empty blue sky. They disengage like street dogs, utter an invective in Russian, and stare...’

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Tourism & Self-Enrichment

Eat, Pray, Self-Love

I love-heart Ubud, Canggu, Seminya, Sanur and Kuta in Bali, Indonesia

‘My concentration's shot to pieces. The spaghetti keeps falling off my fork. She's on her third large beer now. She starts to say 'facking' even more, and is speaking so loudly that people passing on the street have begun to look her way, and she's spitting bits of ciabatta bread and tomato and fish into her friend's dinner...’

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From Ubud With Love

Will you marry? in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

‘I'm staying at a cute, family-run bed-and-breakfast – a homestay – on Ubud's trendy Jalan Goutama. A young member of the homestay's family tours her compound, blessing it with incense and rice and flower-petal offerings in little hand-made palm-leaf boxes.

All is well in Bali's spiritual capital...’

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A Dutchman Goes to a Gypsy Fortune-Teller

Wooden cock bottle openers, Ubud Market, Bali

‘A Dutch boy in Holland goes to a gypsy fortune-teller who tells him that he is, in fact, Balinese. Afterwards, his uncle visits the Island of the Gods and brings him back a wooden carving of a bare-breasted lady.

Lucky for him it wasn't one of those funny-shaped wooden bottle-openers that looks like a cock...’

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The Land of Self-Healing and Snake Oil

Yoga-wear for an Ubud yogini manifesting her abundance, exploring her Divine Feminine and inserting a Jade Egg at The Womb Temple near The Yoga Barn in Bali

‘Shake out those Kundalini Awakenings with some HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® at the Yoga Barn. Celebrate The Divine Feminine with a splash of Shakti Dance. Puff up your lungs in a Sacred Breathwork Immersion Workshop®, insert a Jade Egg for luck at The Womb Temple™ and polish it off with some tantalising Manifesting And Abundance.

You know you're worth it...’

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Graffiti street art of a young 1930s Balinese girl looking at social media on her mobile cellphone in a mural near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions in Bali & Indonesia Today

The volcano Anak Krakatau erupting in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia

Gunung Anak Krakatau – the infamous 'Child of Krakatoa' volcano – erupting in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia.


And finally, the weather

Fake styrofoam clouds over the main 'Cloud' stage at the 'Plastic-Free Gili Air Music Festival' near Lombok, Indonesia

Today's weather forecast for Ubud, Bali, Indonesia ⇨