"I really like grotesque forms, compositions, and situations...I think weird and surreal adds to reality," London-based, Hungarian photographer Andi Galdi Vinko told us back in April. The young artist's work often features striking compositions of friends, acquaintances or strangers interacting with themselves, other people or props in ways that feel simultaneously familiar and slightly disconcerting. (See: the father with his son atop his shoulders whose back muscles underneath his child's bottom create the illusion of one "extended butt crack.") It's an aesthetic that has drawn comparisons to Galdi Vinko's self-professed favorite director, Harmony Korine, and one that's encapsulated by the name of her first London solo show, Paradisco. Speaking to VICE UK, she explained that the name combines the Hungarian slang word "para" ("Fear is just fear, but 'para' is when you're scared of things in a weird way") with disco, creating a portmanteau that also nods to "the Italian word 'paradiso,' which is paradise...the two words combined allude to this elusive paradise." Folks in London have one more week to see her work in person at Stour Space in Hackney Wick before Paradisco closes on June 29th and for all others, you can take a look at a collection of Galdi Vinko's photos from the exhibit, below.
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