Kashima Arts proudly presents Cornelia Thomsen’s exhibition 〜Stripes and Structures II〜 from June 2nd to June 16th, 2018. Cornelia Thomsen is a German artist based in New York. In her sensitive and precise works, Cornelia captures nature and makes us recall its warmth and lively rhythms. The patterns of colors, brightness, and energy in nature is interpreted and incorporated into her abstractions. Using copper as a medium, her new series of “Stripes” will be introduced for the first time, along with almost 30 additional works.
- The second exhibition in Japan in three years
Cornelia Thomsen is an artist born in the former East Germany, who now lives and works in New York. This exhibition follows her first with Kashima Arts, Tokyo, in 2015.
- Introducing new series of ”Stripes”
Cornelia’s signature motif “Stripes” will be presented in a new interpretation, using oil on copper as the medium. This series will further evoke our imagination for what lies beyond the variation of stripes.
- The minimalist expression
Cornelia’s style is minimalist, as seen in her stripe patterns in paintings or detailed lines in drawings. The energy and rhythm of nature is incorporated into the variations of patterns and translated into abstract works.
- Artist Talk & Video
Cornelia Thomsen will join us at our gallery for the opening of this exhibition. We will host a reception, during which Cornelia will talk about her philosophy on creating art and about her new series. A video recording of this session will be available to view at our gallery during the exhibition as well as on our website.
Artist’s comment on this exhibition:
“My recent paintings combine surface precision, tonal variation, and rhythmic pattern to build compositions that resonate with the viewer's consciousness. By creating works that respond to our physical environment, seamlessly integrating elements of light and space, I aim to evoke, rather than to represent, my personal experience of the natural world.” – Cornelia Thomsen, 2018