A little chat with Mojmir Ježek
Text Domenico Paris
It is sometimes misleading (more than anything), unstable or broken; nevertheless, the heart remains the most effective means to decode the real sense of life.
It is confirmed by Mojmir Ježek with Heartbeats, a personal exhibition showcasing 138 works designed to illustrate the famous column Questioni di cuore (Matters of the Heart) by Natalia Aspesi in la Repubblica – Venerdì supplement, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome until 24th September.
Have your hearts started beating with Mrs Aspesi or on their own?
«I could state that this concept was already present in Madame Inquieta which I designed in the Eighties for Linus. Definitely, the huge success achieved by Natalia and our collaboration have indissolubly connected me to the subject, also because the heart as a metaphor, never gets worn out, doesn’t it?»
Have you ever been on the same wavelength when dealing with feelings?
«Absolutely, there hasn’t been any friction between us over all these years. I believe the secret of such an intact harmony mostly resides in having had the chance of always working in complete independence and, of course, in the positive feedbacks which have never been missing ».
Why is the same colour (dark magenta red) mostly used: is it just a matter of style?
«Only partially, because for me persisting in this choice has also meant the eternal value of human feeling. Then, I would say, a good compromise between style and poetry ».
Do you think that the division between cerebralism and emotion is today stronger than when you started designing your hearts?
«Openly, no. The expression means can change, but one’s abandonment to love, if one deeply believes in it, keeps unchanged. More importantly, I like conceiving my hearts like feminine entities: full of energy, creativity and willing to completely fulfil expectations».
Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Rome
9 – 24 September 2017
Sunday, Thuesday – Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Friday and Saturday 10.00 – 22.30