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  • ICAA Record ID
    1159752
    TITLE
    Gego : íntima y universal
    IN
    Cruce de miradas : visiones de América Latina : Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. --  México : Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and Fundación Cisneros, 2006
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 133- [138] : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Pérez Oramas, Luis. “Gego: íntima y universal.” In Cruce de miradas: visiones de América Latina: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, 133–138. México: Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes and Fundación Cisneros, 2006.
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Synopsis

In this essay, Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas describes Gego’s body of work. The curator identifies the artist’s early work in the category of geometric abstraction; however, as she developed, she moved toward an approach that was “organic and unclassifiable.” Pérez Oramas explains that Gego’s work was always created with close links to architecture, which is why all her work reveals her sensitivity to space. He specifically points out the work Reticulárea (1969) as the most representative of all Gego’s work. This work was the point of departure for other series, such as Chorros [Streams], Dibujos sin papel [Paperless Drawings], Tejeduras [Weavings], and other reticular pieces.

Annotations

This text about Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994), the Venezuelan artist originally from Germany, was written by the Venezuelan curator and critic, Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas (b.1960). It was included in the publication, Cruce de miradas. Visiones de América Latina. [Alternative Visions from Latin America] (Hong Kong: Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros–Fundación Cisneros, 2006). The essay reports on an exhibition with the same name held at the Palacio de Bellas Artes [Palace of Fine Arts] in Mexico City in 2006.

Pérez Oramas draws a succinct overview of Gego’s work, emphasizing all her main contributions to modern art as well as her significance as an artist. It is also worth mentioning that Pérez Oramas has been one of the most important and diligent critics of Gego’s artwork.

 

Researcher
Josefina Manrique
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Reproduced with permission © Luis Perez Oramas