Magdalena Korpas is an actress, producer and visual artist. Starting her career in Parisian theatres, she has been quickly noticed by casting directors & producers. Magdalena’s work has been screened at Cannes Film Festival and shown at other international venues.
Following creative opportunities, she moved from Paris to Los Angeles, then from Los Angeles to London, where she currently lives and works.
In 2012, she started her career as a filmmaker, producer and visual artist. Magdalena was the protagonist and co-director of the film Soixante-Dix, which was screened at Cannes Film Festival. In 2016 her film Jalousie was selected for the LGBT Film Festival in Warsaw. The same year, she won a photography price in Gdynia. In 2018 her film Pogarda was selected for LGBT film Festival in Warsaw and Formatova Film Festival in Paris. Magdalena is currently working on the production of her first feature film, Constellations.
What does diversity mean to you?
For me, diversity is an endless horizon of possibilities. Diversity is a fulfilling inspiration. Diversity is stretched beauty.
What inspired you to start your current journey?
I have always created. Art and creation have always been a fondation of my life. The inspiration and its ideas change, like everything in life does.
What has inspired me to start my current journey was injustice and ignorance of human beings. I believe that there are so many things we must fight for, and where the fight has never been taken yet.
I have always been a fighter – it’s my path – and if my art can change things, I will take that direction.
Who is your favorite artist?
David Lynch and Modigliani. And only recently I have discovered Antony Gromley who I also admire.
I love artists who have been able to create a concrete, unusual, special, innovative universe. I like labyrinths of interpretations, meaningfulness, and tricky visions.
I like art where emotions are so strongly represented that they feel touchable. Emotions that can be interpreted as my own although they are not. I like it when my brain is being kidnapped by artistic visions.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Nowhere – yes, literary – nowhere. It comes out of nowhere and leads me somewhere. It just shows up out of nowhere, in the most surprising moments. Uncontrollably.
Sometimes, if I feel particularly uninspired I will go to Normandy, France. Trouville. This place is full of magic and eternal inspiration. Ephemeral moments. It is like a gold mine of inspiration. Everything I see there, hear, and feel leads me to creation. I have a very strong bond with this place.