Perhaps best known for her illusive sculptures of the 1960s and 70s, Venezuelan artist Gego (born Gertrude Goldschmidt in Germany in 1912), defied conventions of static artforms. Experimenting with three-dimensional steel wire grids and threadwork, she introduced an element of parallax into her works for a disorientingly stunning graphic effect that caused her sculptures to appear to be in motion.
(1) Drawing Without Paper 84/25 and 84/26, 1984 and 1987. Enamel on wood and stainless steel wire. (2) Square Reticularea, 71/6. Stainless steel and copper. (3) Untitled, 1966. Lithograph. (4) Sphere, 1959. Welded brass and steel, painted.