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Venezuelan journalist Lenelina Delgado reports on an exhibition of watercolors by Gego that will be held at the Galería de Arte Nacional (GAN) in Caracas. Delgado provides an overview of Gego’s career, describing her as the most coherent artist working in the field of abstraction. Delgado places emphasis on the silence from which Gego creates her works, and affirms that the seventy-year-old artist expresses her strength in the series Reticuláreas.


The exhibition that Lenelina Delgado discusses in this article is Acuarelas de Gego [Gego’s Watercolors], held at the Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, from July 4 to August 8, 1982. In the exhibition, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994), a Venezuelan artist of German origin, recreated the structure of the reticulárea by means of color. This was a way of revisualizing that work for its future and permanent installation in a gallery at GAN.

This extremely short text evidences one of Gego’s particular traits in relation to the cultural scene: her reservedness. She refused to participate in the Venezuelan art scene except strictly with regard to her work.


Josefina Manrique
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Courtesy of Lenelina Delgado, Edo. de Miranda, Venezuela