Could you tell us about your background and how you started as an artist?
I think I was born an artist. My father is an artist, and my mother is a stylist, so I was always surrounded by creativity and the possibility to be whoever I wanted to be.
I was lucky to travel extensively at a very young age and spent all my time with crayons and notebooks. If you ask some of my oldest friends, they'd say it's the only memory they have of me as a child.
Between the ages of 16-25, I had a lot of different jobs because I was interested in many things. But mostly, I was scared to become a 'professional' artist because I knew it might bring me sadness if I couldn't make it my full-time gig. However, in 2019, I got hit by a car, and I couldn't walk for a while. Only then did I realise that I had nothing to lose. I wanted to fight for my passion.
Where do you find much of your inspiration—what shapes your work the most?
Women, women, women! They got me! I am sensitive to cultures, colours and sensations of happiness. I like to bring the light from the darkness of things to show it to the world.
Which other artists do you look up to?
I am an absolute fan of Jerome Bosch. I can escape in his paintings for hours. I also adore performances by Marina Abramović—they make me cry, laugh and feel doubtful sometimes. I love it.
I also adore the painter Margaux Dehry because she believes in artists and greatly helps me. But I want to mention the woman who inspires me the most: my mother, as a woman, as an artist, as a ceramist and a human being.
What does your day-to-day look like?
Now that I'm pregnant, it's a bit different. In the morning, I tend to all company-related things, like emails, meetings, etc. Then I draw or paint. I am currently painting the bedroom for my future son. It's absolutely exquisite!
What are your preferred mediums to work in?
I love Japanese gansaï and acrylic.
How did your collaboration with Festen and Hotel Rochechouart come about?
The art director of the Orso Group, Romain Chirat of Établissement Studio, came to my first solo show and contacted me after he saw my rug. The rest is history!
Could you tell us more about the pieces you created for the hotel and the process behind them?
All the artworks were inspired by the architecture and the building's story that is now Hotel Rochechouart. I worked collaboratively with Festen to create a colour palette that complemented the furniture design they chose for the brasserie and the rooms.
It was a fantastic project, and I adore the result.
What are your must-haves when choosing a hotel to stay at?
I look for three things: quality of the interior design, quality of the food, and the quality of service.
What are your top destinations to travel to in the future?
I would love to return to Japan very soon, and I dream of travelling to New York!