(jiří macek) If the name of Veronika Jiroušková surprised you among the famous names at the My Europe exhibition in Dox, we will immediately put her electro-necklace into context. I am sure you know Jiroušková. She has designed the world of moustaches and other great wallpaper for the installation by Skins.
Her necklace played Ode to Joy at the My Europe exhibition opening; her wallpaper plays the same song. The necklace consists of an interconnection and combination of loudspeakers of various sizes into one voice. The wallpaper also plays with the repetition principle. Jiroušková has a warm relationship with Europe, music, and wallpaper – she grew up in South Bohemia and studies spatial design at the Central Saint Martins in London. The idyllic landscape in connection with the current seedbed of world music and design events has resulted in wallpaper with jumping kangaroos, men cracking their moustaches, and tattooed hearts that are dedicated to her mother. Less graphic and more painting techniques reveal Jiroušková’s interest in painting, which has had an impact on some wallpaper bearing paintings divided into individual strips instead of repeated motifs. This approach, which one can find in the catalogue of the French brand of Domestic, is most apparent on the wallpaper with contour lines with a delicate web that seems to be never-ending, much like a landscape that one can use in any interior, but primarily in places where one’s gaze tends to wander. As a child, I would definitely draw or drive my toy cars on this wallpaper. The world of moustaches is suitable for salons, which women and Martin Severa will certainly appreciate. Some of this wallpaper had already been presented at the Design-ová exhibition at the Václav Špála Gallery. One could see the entire collection at the joint installation of Skins and the Spyron printing office.