We had a lil chat with Kruella D’Enfer, from Lisbon who had the chance to go to Thailand and do what she loves to do, PAINT!
Interview by Maria Pizzeria
Hi Kruella D’Enfer! Who are you, what do you do and tell us about your name, don’t you like dalmatians?
I’m an enthusiastic mixed media artist that enjoys painting in a bunch of different platforms, constantly learning new processes to express myself, in order to have fun and always exceed my levels and expectations as an artist. I think that my work was forcing me to have an alias… My work is not serious enough to sign Angela Ferreira so I though that I needed a cool name like Kruella D’Enfer… I always loved the villains in cartoons and Kruella just sounded catchy and it was cool to write on the walls too! Later I added D’Enfer just to make it even more cooler! By the way I love animals, I don’t have problems with dalmatians but if someday I’ll have a dog it will be a badass wolf look alike dog.
We know you had an amazing experince going to Thailand to do what you love *Super jelly*, what was the best thing with it?
I’m super nostalgic about Thailand.. I had the best times over there! The thing I enjoyed the most was definitely the fact that there was an awesome group of artists and we all became friends. There was already some artists that I had the chance to meet in person in Portugal but most of them I just knew their work, like Hattie Stewart (coolest girl ever), Nicolas Barrome, Saddo, Tika, but we all got along so well in this trip, it was amazing! Really, it was like a colonial vacation, we stayed at the same hotel we ate almost every night at the same restaurant, painted all day long and every night always turned out to be completely unexpected and different from the night before! ahah
What was the worst thing with the trip?
3 tiny things: 1. the chili I ate the night I arrived in Bangkok. 2. painting with almost 40ºdegrees (it was bearable tho) and 3, the language barrier. It was a shame that some thai artists and people speak very poorly english, I would enjoy to hang out with them more, but we all got along anyways!
Did you eat something that messed your belly up?
Surprisingly, except for that chilli that fucked me up for almost half an hour, I spent the whole trip super fine and normal. At first I was afraid to eat in the street markets, or drinking coca-cola from a plastic bag full of ice that you don’t know how it’s made, but I did all of that and I was fine. Guess it was the Portuguese immunity system workin at his best!
How would your dream mural look like?
Hm… I’m fascinated by abandoned places, they can be truly beautiful and full of history… I would love to paint a palace or a temple in a paradisaical place.
And how do you keep yourself motivated?
I love what I do and I don’t see myself giving up on this in a near future. It’s hard in Portugal too keep yourself motivated because of the crisis and the lack of support in cultural areas. But I always think that if I keep on working hard, good things will come my way, and that it’s starting to happen a little bit. Step by step I’m achieving really cool things, like traveling to other countries to make walls or exhibitions and that keeps me motivated and ambitious!