• The Lodge

    Izanagi by Jacques Bosser

Inspired by Japan and his god of creation, Jacques Bosser decided to decorate this lodge with his
pictures in red, white and black. You will dive into the hair of Iria, take your meals in ceramics plates
especially created for this lodge, and look at yourself in a mirror framed by Jacques’s painting. A lodge
in the colours of creation and crazy love.

Inspired by Japan and his god of creation, Jacques Bosser decided to decorate this lodge with his
pictures in red, white and black. You will dive into the hair of Iria, take your meals in ceramics plates
especially created for this lodge, and look at yourself in a mirror framed by Jacques’s painting. A lodge
in the colours of creation and crazy love.

Interview

Jacques Bosser

Plastic Artist

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

The design of the rooms, their structure, their architecture reminds me of the architecture of traditional Japanese houses, the “garden houses”. Unlike Western houses where you see the garden through a window, a door… the garden is always outside and requires a transition to access it. While in Japan, the garden is part of the house. It seems to me that the lodges here were designed and built on this very strong idea that the forest must enter the room, which I feel deeply. The trees that penetrate the place and are part of a whole. I really have this feeling of the forest that is present around friends also inside. I like not finding this rupture between the inside and the outside, being in a whole. It is very restful for our brain which feels free to walk where it seems good and to have a free look to enter or leave without obstacle . I also like the idea that the interior atmosphere, the decoration itself will be changing, that it will live the seasons like nature, that the interior landscape will change. In the lodge you are in a landscape in movement, in a forest that lives, you are in the living. You feel alive there. It is a unique experience for Westerners to grasp nature in this way.

How did you select the works that you wanted to integrate this place?

I wanted to install works related to this notion of living nature, through paintings and photo- paintings more abstract, where everyone can dream in the same way as on trees. Like the lodges, I hope that my works will be open to interpretation, that guests will allow themselves to travel in the paintings. In this case, I have the feeling that the painting is more suitable than my more figurative photos, which gives an immediate indication. I want my works to be part of this journey to the land of the senses offered by Loire Valley Lodges

Biography

Jacques Bosser has developed a special relationship with the colour, the signs, searching in each motif for their symbolic significance.

Jacques Bosser has developed a special relationship with colour, the signs, searching in each motif for
their symbolic significance, decrypting the language of the tissues as others are interested in the
masks. This artist, painter and photographer, plays as much on the nudity as the adornment.
Through the very elaborate fixed poses of his models, his great portraits on cibachrome are plastic
compositions of impeccable aesthetic rigour. From BTK Projects to Wax or even Héol, the artist
explores the shimmering and coded world of traditional fabrics: kimonos from the Kabuki theatre
endorsed by the muse Sue of Lucian Freud, boubous draped in wax from his series Wax Spirit,
Hairdresses of bigoudens of Héol… He inherits and diverts in his own way this art of the
representation of the garment which, from the pleats of the Greek tunics to the delicate lace of a
Titian, obsesses Western art. But he is not content to seize, nor even to stage it externally, like
costumes, his attire of seduction or power. It also happens to interfere in the pattern and at the
same time as a weaver on his trade, Jacques Bosser invents his own pictorial writing, a kind of
personal heraldry. . Jacques Bosser is an important French contemporary artist exhibited in France
and abroad.

Jacques, if you were...

  • A forest of the world :

    The rainforest

  • A tree :

    a Baobab

  • Part of this tree :

    its roots

  • A forest dweller :

    a wild cat

  • A season :

    Spring

  • A mushroom :

    a shitaké

  • A wind :

    Trade winds

  • A smell :

    the smell of rain on the warm stone