Vidam, (which means ‘happy’ in Hungarian), was born 1983 in Budapest and raised in a small village in Germany. His youthful influences were mainly drawn from comics and the art found on flyers for Raves. Soon after his school years ended, he decided to move to Berlin to become a designer.
While studying Graphic Design, he realized that his real passion wasn’t design but illustration and painting. Vidam is always curious to explore new techniques and material and is constantly looking for new subjects for his artworks. Although his main medium is wall design and murals, he has also turned his hand to painting canvases and wooden panels or creating digital illustrations. A combination of abstraction, strong, cartoonish or anthropomorphic characters, clean lines, smoothly painted “calming” colors and angular shapes are the basis of his work. He takes great delight in painting “crazy characters and funny scenes”; his work is often filled with color, love and joy. Vidam founded the design studio Peach Beach in 2006, dissolving it in 2018. As part of the graffiti and street art crew THE WEIRD, Vidam has traveled extensively, painting walls and showcasing his artworks in galleries worldwide.
Originally part of a curated wall in Moabit, Berlin, ‘Octopus’ is a succinct representation of Vidams clean, concise, geometrically constructed style. Again using vibrant colour, this time with a chromatic palette, his alien-like creature floats in strong contrast to the background. The mural was originally commissioned as part of a curated wall inside Moabit, Berlin, a multicultural area attracting artists and creatives.