Gardens of Earth
Bety Majernikova and friends
Bety K. Majerníková was one of the most outstanding performers of the young Slovak jewelry generation that came on the scene since 2000. Her uniqueness was in her specific spontaneous art language which changed according to the topic that she worked with, the selection and processing of the materials that she used, in what she expressed through her jewelry, and also according to the way that she was able to present it to the public. Sometimes very striking, open and funny and a minute later meditative, inquiring, mysterious and fragile. She could always surprise and was able to grow. Her small intense compositions were her personal commentary about the world around, but also about herself. Her solitary pieces excelled by very delicate soft form, progressive plastic material as well as by a special transparency through which they exposed their interior. And always by a small detail that sparkles them.
Bety studied by prof. Karol Weisslechner at the University of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the Metal and Jewellery Studio. In addition, she completed study visits in the glasswork studio at the University of Sunderland (UK) and also a study of jewelry and cutting gemstones at FH Idar-Oberstein (D). After graduating, she worked as an assistant in the Metal and Jewellery Studio, and in 2007 she earned a doctorate (as the first among women jewelers) for work dealing with the origin of artwork in a global society. Bety K. Majerníková established gallery Nuée, co-organized Schmuck Wander and Šperk Stret. She was a singer in group Noisecut. She exhibited her works in Slovakia as well as abroad and holds several prices (Kruhy na vode 2005, Designblok 2008).
Gisbert Stach (together with Réka Lörincz)
Deganit Stern Schocken