Laurent Segretier

Self-described as part of the 'new media generation' in France (focusing on digital art and photographic manipulation), Hong Kong-based artist and photographer Laurent Segretier reworks his photographs by distorting the images to a state of no return. Inspired by the expansive themes of rebirth, identity, sex, and religion, Segretier creates haunting imagery as an insight to his own fantasy world made up of warped faces and colour-saturated abstractions.

In 2011, Professor Michel Poivert, director of the department of Art History at Paris Sorbonne University, described Segretier's work as "combining both the present that echoes his living environments and a past which conjure up the entire world of the artist's childhood, Laurent Segretier perhaps gives the contemporary image a more traditional function than is unexpected in digital imaging."