Artist designed room - Amiral Hotel
"DREAM JUNGLE" by Makiko FURUICHI
Makiko Furuichi redesigned the room in Hôtel Amiral with the same energy and dedication that characterizes her work. Using watercolours, she painted the walls, ceiling and furniture in the room.
Painter Makiko Furuichi uses oil and watercolour to paint figurative works – portraits, still lifes and landscapes – that possess an evanescent quality, conjuring up images that are sometimes raw, and seemingly right out of her dreams. Without ever sketching out her images ahead of time, she paints directly onto her medium in a spontaneous gesture. Her work is charged with Japanese culture, and reminiscences of her childhood exist alongside manga figures as well as her own emotions, her innermost thoughts and imagination.
A book entitled A Dream of Them accompanies your discovery of this room. It was written by the English artist and writer Jon Chandler and explores the invisible, the hereafter, and the ghosts and extraterrestrials that populate our dreams.
MAKIKO FURUICHI WAS BORN IN 1987. SHE LIVES AND WORKS IN NANTES. SHE WON NANTES’ VISUAL ARTS PRIZE IN 2018.