PARTICLES+WAVES Cornelia Thomsen

“I search for the simple and direct appreciation of the basics of color and line in my stripe paintings. Lines that would typically create shapes and movement maintain their simplicity and directness, and build a curtain of stripes in juxtaposition with each other. The dominating blue, white, and ochre build an association with the sea. Since the Renaissance and the achievement of the central perspective, paintings can open up a spatial depth on a two dimensional surface. My paintings do not allow the viewer to look deeper than what the illusion of a three-dimensional curtain allows; the succession of fully continuous stripes in my paintings focus on the experience of color, contrast, and rhythm.”

BIOGRAPHY

CO 22200
Stripes Nr. 32, 2012
Cornelia Thomsen
Oil on canvas
Signed on reverse
48.0"h x 32.0"w

CO 22143
Stripes Nr. 33, 2012
Cornelia Thomsen
Oil on canvas
Signed on reverse
72.0"h x 48.0"w

CO 22142
Stripes Nr. 34, 2012
Cornelia Thomsen
Oil on canvas
Signed on reverse
72.0"h x 48.0"w

CO 22133
Stripes Nr. 35, 2011
Cornelia Thomsen
Oil on canvas
Signed on reverse
24.0"h x 18.0"w

CO 22188
Structures - Nr. 7, 2010
Cornelia Thomsen
Ink on paper
Signed lower right
7.5"h x 7.5"w

CO 22187
Structures - Nr. 6, 2010
Cornelia Thomsen
Ink on paper
Signed lower right
7.5"h x 7.5"w

CO 22186
Structures - Nr. 1, 2010
Cornelia Thomsen
Ink on paper
Signed lower right
7.5"h x 7.5"w

CO 22144
Structures - Nr. 3, 2010
Cornelia Thomsen
Ink on paper
Signed lower right
7.5"h x 7.5"w