Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Born and raised in Paris, France, Segui grew up in a family of antique collectors and enthusiasts. His eclectic upbringing as an artist was filled with inspiration from sideshow-esque icons, deviant animalia and misfits. Schooled at the renowned Villa Arson in Nice, Patrick attributes his influences to German Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism.

Patrick Segui’s intricately carved dioramas are a “mise en scene” of his altered memories, dreams and nightmares. Fastidiously crafted with captivating detail, these sculpted paintings are comprised of reclaimed materials, such as paperboard, vintage fabrics and papers and 19th century ephemera, and often utilize vintage paints and inks. Segui’s mixed media dioramas are visual objects depicting a compelling diminutive universe of an imaginary long gone era, often featuring a fascinating cast of odd characters, perfectly suited for the Edwardian parlor or Grand Guignol stage.

Segui has a growing reputation in San Francisco, New York, Berlin and Paris. He holds a Masters of Art History from Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs (Villa Arson), Nice, France. He was one of only two graduates to receive the prestigious Jury Honours designation. His art has been featured at progressive galleries such as Neurotitan Gallery,La luz de Jesus, Outer Edges Gallery,Sacramento,s Toy Room, as well as solo shows at Gallery Three and The Shooting Gallery .
Lori King


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