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See Zsolt Vidák’s off-kilter Budapest visions

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  • We Love Budapest

7/16/2015 2:00 AM

Colorfully creative Budapest-based artworks fill a new exhibition documenting real life in the modern Magyar metropolis, on view until August 1 at Telep. As longtime fans of Magyar artist Zsolt Vidák, we are overjoyed that he finally created an “offline” exhibition of his Budapest-themed illustrations – the fresh-faced artist graduated at Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design as a top graduate in 2008, and since then he is becoming an internationally acclaimed visionary, so we are grateful for the opportunity to see his newest Budapest-based works here, all full of local details.

Zsolt Vidák is certainly inspired by
Budapest: he lives and works here, and his art focuses on the city’s buildings, the people he meets every day, the vibes of the capital, and the comical features of everyday life. It doesn’t matter if it’s the portable toilet for construction workers, an alcoholic public-transportation ticket inspector, or a turn-of-the-century apartment building – if that’s what triggers Zsolt’s brain, he’ll make a picture about it. What we really like about the exhibition is these small details that make Zsolt’s Budapest so familiar to us.

Photo: Zsolt Vidák

Apart from working together with underground magazines (Komikaze, Cheap Est, Roham, Symposion), Zsolt’s illustrations are published worldwide, and since 2005 he is a regular stamp illustrator for the Hungarian Post Office. He was chosen by the Lüerzer Archive as an artist for the publication 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide in the years 2010, 2012, and 2014. Zsolt Vidák’s newest exhibition can be visited until August 1 at Telep.

Photo: Zsolt Vidák

Photo: Zsolt Vidák

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