Gego trained as an architect and engineer in her native Germany before immigrating to Venezuela in 1939. She began producing sculptures in the late 1950s, in the context of the well-known Kinetic and Op art movements then developing in Caracas. Gego’s delicate sculptures approach motion obliquely, playing with line, weight, and volume to generate space. In loosely-joined constructions such as Líneas separadas, she gives wire the spontaneity and subtlety of line. Gesturing dimensionally and wavering in space, the wires allow the shadows they cast to bear on the sculptural form.