Gego
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Gego


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.