New York-based artist Cornelia Thomsen and creative studio Formato collaborated for 5-months to create StripesXD, a digital collection that brings together 3D motion graphics, traditional fine art, and curatorial storytelling. The analog precursor to the Collection was Stripes, Thomsen’s series of oil-on-canvas paintings shaped in part by her upbringing in totalitarian East Germany. Composed of vertical lines of varied widths that highlight the tension between calmness and repression, the Stripes paintings can be viewed as walls or prison bars, but also draw inspiration from memories of natural scenes.
Comprising ten original digital artworks, each StripesXD piece is accompanied by a physical companion piece. The StripesXD Collection transforms Thomsen’s analog paintings through the application of digital techniques, adding movement, dimension, texture, and rhythm to create meditative visual spaces that challenge accepted ideas about the experience of viewing works of art. The collection was featured at several gallery showings in NYC in Spring and Fall of 2022 (1014: Place for Ideas & the Thomsen Gallery) as well as in Tokyo (K-Squared Contemporary).