Gertrud Goldschmidt, known as Gego (1912, Hamburg–1994, Caracas), was one of the most important women artists in Latin America. Her best-known works are the Reticuláreas—net-like spatial installations she created using thin wire and metal in the late 1960s. Gego rejected the term ‘sculpture’ for her three-dimensional works, as sculpture is traditionally defined by mass and volume, whereas she sought the highest degree of transparency and lightness. Her delicate structures and ‘drawings in space’ offer viewers the paradoxical opportunity to look both at and through them.
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