János Korodi

János Korodi

    Studio & Gallery

    The Loom North, #1-3-C 3245 Amber St, Philadelphia, PA 19134

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Painting

    Animal Fur Series

    Cityscapes

    Motion Pictures

    Artist's Biography

    Over the past 22 years as a professional artist, Janos Korodi has exhibited in cities across the globe, including Brussels, Helsinki, Leipzig, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Regensburg, Rome, Stockholm, Trenton and Vienna. He also has an accomplished educational background with an MFA and PhD from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest. He has won awards including the 2010 Eötvös Scholarship of the Hungarian State studio residency in New York City, a 2008 scholarship from the Hungarian Academy in Rome, the 1999–2001 Derkovits-Fellowship of the State and the 1996 scholarship of the Tóth Menyhért Foundation in Kecskemét, Hungary. He also won the competitive six-months artistic residency at TerraCycle in Trenton, NJ. He has works in numerous permanent collections – public and private, including here in the US.

    Artist's Statement

    As a painter, as well as a human being, I am deeply concerned by the public realm and feel the crucial need to address social issues using different forms of art. Although my main field of painting doesn’t touch social or environmental issues directly, surely it does in an indirect mode – I sometimes engage art and educational projects targeting local or broader communities. I have dealt a lot with architecture and urbanism in my research for my doctorate, as well as the visual aspects of these for my genius loci series.

    My earlier painting series
    My fur series – symbolizing a kind of ancient act – at the outset, played with the idea of covering, and suffusion of space: instead of showing, it was more about hiding. It has woven a picture of the Maya veil pulled over the world’s face. The paintings were created out of the visual memories of fur patterns used as atavistic protectors, guardians of the spirit, and simple wall-coverings and repeated later in the series of carpet arabesques, in which the surface image replaced emptiness with a man-made motif: an arabesque of the world. A couple of years later, around 2000, the industrial interiors pulled these veils aside, and in these newborn pictures, I have faced nothingness. Although consciously I dealt with the intellectual resources carried by space, since the interiors – in my series of covering reality up to revealing it – were all talking about place, in the sense of a determination, with its natural and metaphysical reality. Viewing it from perspective, my painting oeuvre has looped around the concept of site – as if I am trying to circumnavigate again and again on an already explored field – that imbues my world of thought and feeling towards painting, and through universal arts, my life in general.

    My recent work
    In my new series my base has progressively transformed – as it has happened in reality: I lost the “ground”. In terms of painting, my focus fell into motion, being nowhere and everywhere. A new concept sprouted to explore the notion of place, non-place, and motion, as mediated through technology. A representation of our virtual world that simulates velocity.

    Our current experience, the era of technology has added a horizon of a new kind of matter-less world to our life, the communication and the things that are arising only from virtuality. My new paintings are anonymous landscapes, in that they lack a specified location; they engage the viewer with a moving, ephemeral phase of a vision. The broad gestures quote Abstract Painting, but simultaneously stand for the narrative, the precise elements of a figural picture of motion. The series called Motion Pictures uses Google Streetview as its primary base and unfailing cache.

    Please take a look at my website, where you’ll find my visual work in chronological order.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2016
    Anonymous Landscape, Artworks Trenton, NJ

    2014
    Speakeasy, Neon Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
    with Roland Horváth

    2013
    Máglya köz, AJAMK, Budapest, Hungary

    2011
    Eternal Lingering, Neon gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    2010
    Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

    2009
    Secret Reading, Viltin gallery, Budapest, Hungary
    2008
    Under Construction, U Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

    Joensuu Art Museum, Finland

    Hungarian Cultural Institute, Tallin, Estonia

    MetaDa: Janos Korodi, ARTI 08, Den Haag, Netherlands

    2006
    Under Construction, acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    2002
    Paintings 1995–2001, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    1999
    Selfspreading, UFF Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    Group
    2016
    America, The Gallery at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Water/Color, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

    Art all Night, Trenton, NJ

    2014
    Art all Night, Trenton, NJ

    2012
    Wallspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2011
    Hybridity within the Carpathians, MODEM Centre for Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary

    2010
    Donumenta, Regensburg, Germany

    2009
    Accademia delle Accademie, Rome, Tempio di Adriano Spazi Aperti, Romanian Academy, Rome, Italy

    2008
    The New Refutation of Time, The Irokez Collection, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    Stretch it!, Viltin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    2007
    Uncutted version, Painterly positions, Ernst-Museum, Budapest, Hungary

    2006
    SideMen, 7 Hungarian artists, Körzőgyár, Budapest, Hungary

    2005
    Postillusionism, Wittgenstein-Haus, Wien, Austria

    Hungarian Cultural Institute, Bruxelles, Belgium

    2004
    Hungarian Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria

    The Irokéz Collection–new acquisitions, Szombathely, Hungary

    2003
    Painting Biennal, Väsby Konsthall, Infra Gallery, Stockholm, Sweeden

    Bad Boys, Műcsarnok Exhibition Hall, Budapest, Hungary

    2002
    It’s good everywhere, but the best is at home, MEO, Budapest, Hungary

    2001
    The Irokéz Collection, Műcsarnok Exhibition Hall, Budapest, Hungary

    Hungarian Institute Moscow, Russia

    2000
    König Albrecht Haus, Leipzig, Germany

    Dialogue, Painting on the Millennium, Műcsarnok Exhibition Hall, Budapest, Hungary

    Fellows of the Tóth Menyhért Foundation, Cifra Palace, Kecskemét, Hungary

    1999
    Irregular Memory, Szombathely Exhibition Hall, Szombathely, Hungary

    1997
    Slamasztika 97’, with Kálmán Ádám, UFF Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

    1996
    ”K” as Chimera, Szombathely Exhibition Hall, Szombathely, Hungary

    1995
    Baranyai, Korodi, Uglár, Újlak Exhibitionspace, Budapest, Hungary

    1994
    Lajos Vajda Studio, Szentendre, Hungary

    Awards and Honors

    2014
    TerraCycle Residency, Trenton, NJ

    2010
    Eötvös Grant of the Hungarian State – studio residency New York City, NY

    2008
    Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy in Rome

    1999 – 2001
    Derkovits Scholarship of the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage

    1996
    The Scholarship of the Tóth Menyhért Foundation, Kecskemét, Hungary

    Collections

    Park Towne Place Museum District, Philadelphia, PA
    Irokéz Collection, Szombathely, Hungary
    University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
    Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
    Raiffeisen Bank
    Collection of Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Hungary
    Numerous Private Collections all over the World

    Publications

    2016
    Motion, Catalogue of the Series, Hungarian–English, @Janos Korodi
    (catalogue)

    2015
    Genius Loci, Works 2008–2014 Hungarian–English, Neon Gallery, Budapest
    (catalogue)

    2013
    Cooperman, Marcie, Color: How to Use It textbook, color theory ©Pearson Prentice Hall

    2008
    Paintings 1994–2008, Hungarian–English, 100p – 94 color plates ©Janos Korodi

    2006
    DLA Degree Works, Hattyúház, Pécs, University of Pécs

    2005
    Postillusionism, Wittgenstein-Haus, Wien, Ministry of National Cultural Heritage
    (catalogue)

    2002
    Paintings 1995–2001, Ernst Museum, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest
    (catalogue)

    Education

    2014
    Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
    DLA (PhD)

    2004 - 2005
    Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
    (guest semester at the architect-faculty, class of Wolf D. Prix)

    2002 - 2005
    DLA (PhD) courses in Pécs University Art Department

    1998
    Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
    MFA