(*1956, Banská Štiavnica, SK) Slovak artist, devoting herself to painting (especially oil painting or combined techniques). A graduate of the School of Applied Art, specialization in design and the science of art at Philosophic college of University Komenský in Bratislava. Member of the Slovak artistic organization and the Italian union of artists of the House of Dante Alighieri in Florence. Her works are in the galleries and in private collections in many European countries, as well as in the USA. She is the first Slovak woman artist who was awarded the bronze medal of the Italian Parliament (2011). She gained this prestigious prize for her special technique called „extender media“. She lives and works with her husband Marian Vida in Bratislava. Publication: D.Tunberg and T.Tunberg: International Contemporary Masters IV; The House of Tate no. 15. More information on www.melitagwerkova.sk
In her performance, Melita Gwerková prefers fragile dream poetics of experiences and memories. Thanks to her introverted disposition, the author perceives a picture first of all as a piece of her world, a means for communication with both herself and the surroundings. A picture is activated on a canvas intensively and urgently in an inextinguishable desire to tell what has to be told by the painter. The author´s remarkable work with colours is outstanding in connection with a discriminating painting culture. Melita Gwerková has a feeling for colour mass, she will surprise by an eruption of colours or by altering of fine glazing.