By Carol Damian, Ph.D.

Geometric Abstraction is now a distinct and influential category of Modern Art in Venezuela.  Delsy Rubio creates unique approaches to the style, technically and conceptually.  Beyond the key components of compositions that are informed by rigorous attention to lines and forms based on geometric precision, her works are further dissected into interactive pieces, to fit together like a puzzle.  In her latest series, she uses a special collage-like technique with industrial materials that play with space, light and reflection to enhance the surface and activate simple formal elements in the viewers’ eyes.  Despite the reductive quality of the abstract method, these works are inspired by nature, time, and place.  In this difficult and challenging period marked by a pandemic and political crisis in her homeland, she takes solace in the careful manipulation of each unit to produce composite imagery open to many interpretations and arrangements.  Nature is basic to her process: subtle references to the cycles of the moon, the sea, and mountain views may be observed, but are not necessary for the work’s effectiveness.  The viewer is invited to perceive personal meaning within, to identify the essence of nature, or to just appreciate the design aesthetic that informs the careful assembly of the parts.