They say that necessity is the mother of invention. While performing with the Deutsche Oper Berling, János Korda moved into his own flat. With no money to be able to afford to decorate his living quarters, he began sculpting clay figures to adorn the space. Because they were made from clay the consistency of Play Dough, they did not hold up well. Later he would begin sculpting and painting in Paris in the art studios of the sculptor, Lajos Barta.
Over time, János took to the canvas and painting silk garments used as wall hangings. He currently uses a variety of mixed media to produce his works of art, including print, paint and computer-generated images. He uses these techniques as a vehicle for the “expression of his moods and discontent” derived from the raw pain he has dealt with after being diagnosed with a rare cancer, that has continued to progress, and undergoing two surgeries that resulted in the partial amputation of one of his arms. Reminiscent of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” János’ art is his release and solace as well as tending to his beautiful flower garden.
János Korda was born and raised in Hungary, where he studied, Art, Music, Theater, and Dance. His illustrious artistic career began as a dancer. He has performed as a principal dancer both solo and with his partner, Edin Balogh on stages including, Astoria Hostel, Moulin Rouge (Budapest) Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stadttheater (Sankt (Gallen), Friedrichstadt Palast (Berlin), Lido (Paris) and Moulin Rouge (Paris.)
Later, János would come to MGM Grand (Reno) to launch the 11 year run of the show, “Hello Hollywood, Hello!” This year the show is having its 40th Reunion at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV on Jun 23, 2018. On the same day at 12:00 pm János will be having a painting exhibit for the Public at the Downtown Renaissance Reno Hotel. You will have the opportunity to meet the artist and see his works on display.
“Throughout my life, I had an urge for the preservation of moments in history, art and the wonders of everything we can see around us.” ~J.K.
Here is a link to the Facebook event for his exhibit at the Downtown Renaissance Reno Hotel: https://www.facebook.com/events/192225854937754/
Here is a link to the Facebook event for the 40 YEAR! Hello Hollywood, Hello Reunion: https://www.facebook.com/events/141301403090048/