Jewellery and Drawing
Doris Betz, Iris von der Tann (Eds.)
2017, Softcover, 88 pages, 75 color illustrations
Text in English and German
Price: $ 30
Doris Betz (b. 1960) is devoted to exploring linear form in her work. In jewellery objects and drawings she fathoms the depths of the potential of the line and the possibilities of the material silver, which she contorts, turns, rolls and turns again, finally lacquering, oxidising or patinating with a flame. Unforeseen, fragile-looking, poetic formations emerge from overlaps, knots and layers, which render visible the relationship to a vegetal language of natural forms – a source of inspiration for the artist. Betz, recipient of the Herbert Hofmann Prize and the Bavarian State Prize, once studied under Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. She now presents a selection of her jewellery works together with drawings from 2009 to 2016 for the very first time.
With Essays by Monika Fahn, Pravu Mazumdar, Ira Mazzoni und Olga Zobel.