© Cornelia Thomsen, Golden Ratio Series, 2023. Aquatint, edition of 12. Paper size 27½ x 21½ inches, plate size 18 x 12 inches
Deutsches Haus at NYU presents “Cornelia Thomsen: The Golden Ratio Series,” an exhibition of a new body of work, The Golden Ratio Series, by the accomplished visual artist Cornelia Thomsen. Her latest series and the exhibition consists of 8 aquatints in the primary colors red, blue, yellow, as well as black and white. These splendid prints reflect beautifully on the mathematical principles of the golden ratio and are a continuation of Cornelia Thomsen’s focus on the linear depiction of the golden ratio in her celebrated Stripes paintings. The exhibition will remain on view at Deutsches Haus at NYU through June 16. Please make an appointment to visit by emailing Sarah Girner.
The exhibition opening was held on April 18 (6-8pm) and included a conversation between Cornelia Thomsen and Juliane Camfield (director of Deutsches Haus at NYU).
About the artist:
Cornelia Thomsen was born in former East Germany. Recognized for her artistic skills from an early age, she was selected to be a student at the prestigious school of the Meissen Porcelain Factory. When the wall between East and West came down in 1989, she weathered the time of ideological and economic collapse through personal reinvention. She enjoyed the freedom of travel for the first time, and her world was liberated by the discovery of abstract art, which was completely suppressed in East Germany. Cornelia Thomsen received BA and MFA degrees from the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany, where her thesis marked the beginning of her abstract Stripes series. In 2006, she moved with her husband and three children from the Frankfurt area to New York, but being born into and living within the confines of East German socialism for her first twenty years has had a huge influence on her artistic practice. Cornelia Thomsen has had solo and group exhibitions in Tokyo, New York, and Düsseldorf, Germany, and is an active public speaker focusing on the recent history of Germany and the role of women in society. Her wide-ranging work in many media is represented in numerous public collections, including that of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Minneapolis Institute of Art; and Friedrich Fröbel Museum, Bad Blankenburg, Germany.
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This event will take place at 42 Washington Mews. This semester based on NYU guidelines, in-person events will be open to members of the general public.
This exhibition and opening event are made possible through an endowment established by Roger J. Schnetzer. Additional thanks goes to Erik Thomsen and Greg Burnet for their invaluable support in realizing this exhibition.