BIOGRAPHY

Delsy Rubio was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and studied art and design at the “Julio Arraga” School of Plastic Arts from 1979 to 1985. She began her career as a graphic designer, holding the position of Art Director at two well-known advertising agencies. She has participated in various courses and seminars, including “Computer Options for Each Segment of the Graphic Arts and Its Viability” by the Florida Printing Association at Graphics of The Americas in Miami, Florida, USA (1996), an Introduction to Curatorship Course at the Vision of Art, an online art center based in Berlin, Germany (2014), and “Sculpture & City” at the Maracaibo Art Center “Lía Bermúdez” in Maracaibo, Venezuela (2016). From 2004 to 2011, she created the graphic identity for the Maracaibo International Art and Antiques Fair (FIAAM) in Venezuela.

In 2011, Delsy Rubio embarked on her journey in geometric art. To create her artwork, she employs various technologies, starting with computer-generated ideas that are later realized using a laser cutter or CNC router, assembling them with a variety of substrates. When working with wood, she utilizes acrylic automotive lacquer, while with aluminum, she explores sublimation through the transfer of pigments at high temperatures, resulting in optical effects of light and reflection depending on the viewing angle. She also employs other materials in their raw state to accentuate them through specific forms.

Her art, rooted in intangible themes, delves into the perfect geometry of nature, and contemplates the relationship between humanity and the natural world, as well as universal metaphors. Her abstract and geometric style can span from white to other colors that complement her concepts. She freely uses circular geometric shapes, often extending them beyond the dimensions of her pieces to complete circles or curves, allowing her to harmoniously connect the movement of lines with the surrounding space, creating imaginative projections influenced by light.

Delsy Rubio has participated in numerous exhibitions, both solo and collective. She has had one solo exhibition in Venezuela and three in the United States. Additionally, she has been part of collective exhibitions in various places, such as Maracaibo and Caracas in Venezuela; Sarasota, Wynwood, Miami, Hollywood, Dania, Doral, West Palm Beach, Brickell, Coral Gables, Venice in the state of Florida, and other states in the United States, including Dallas in Texas, Las Vegas in Nevada, New York City in New York, and San Diego in California. Her work has also been exhibited internationally in other countries, including Bologna, Italy; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Lima, Peru.

Throughout her career, Delsy Rubio has received several recognitions and awards. In 2013, she received an Honorable Mention at the Chess in Art Salon, 9th Edition, at the Fine Arts Center, Ateneo de Maracaibo, Venezuela. She was awarded the Second Prize at the Origins in Geometry Biennial at the Museum of Geometric & MADI Art in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 2019. She also received an Honorable Mention Award in the 3rd edition of the Circle Foundation Award – CFA Artist of the Year 2019 in Lyon, France, in 2020. Additionally, she earned a Merit Award at the Juried Exhibition: An Abstract View in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Delsy Rubio’s artwork was featured in the permanent collection at the Museum of Geometric & MADI Art in Dallas, Texas, USA, until its closure in 2022. Her art can also be found in private collections worldwide. She maintains a permanent exhibition at Artifice At Doral, Florida, USA.

She is a member of the “Five in Motion” emerging artists group, created by Art Nouveau Gallery Worldwide, and serves as the Director of Marketing and Branding at the Mayacuchas Foundation.

DELSY RUBIO

By Edith Monge Silva

The mouth speaks of the richness of the heart, says the sacred text. This statement applies to all areas and, in particular, to art. There is no possible creation in its deepest sense, without the presence of the “animus” that rests in the artist’s mind.

In an increasingly refined language, Delsy Rubio explores the metaphor of man’s relationships with the universe, recreating the life cycles of the earth so closely linked to the cosmography of which we are part. The harmonious composition of curved and straight lines in her work also speaks to us of her own vital perception of his balance.

Delsy Rubio’s pieces are permeated with serenity and silence. All of them convey with delicate eloquence the close relationship with nature and their respect for an imaginary environment where excesses have no place.

Hers is a systematic work that has allowed her to explore from a very young age the richness of lines and colors, the simplicity of figures, minimalism, geometry and abstraction in an ordered universe, but at the same time flexible where volumes can generate the illusion of movement.

Hers is also the look accustomed to observing the play of light and shadow that is expressed, in her most recent works, through discontinuous reliefs and shapes that highlight the qualities of the materials used. It is this deliberate interruption in the relief that conveys the feeling that the levels are floating freely.

Faced with the aesthetic proposal of Delsy Rubio, the viewer manages to immerse himself as an interlocutor in the dialogue of his volumes and make the spaces they inhabit his own. It is therefore a fortunate encounter with art, a joint celebration between the public and the artist.