Lauric Mahé-Stephenson (b. 1998) is a French-British visual artist working across moving image, photography, writing, print and digital painting. His works seek to build complex worlds where queer identity and monstrosity merge to embody a liberated sense of identity and sexuality. With a background in fashion and film, Lauric works both within experimental fiction and commercial filmmaking, creating powerful visuals and developing new pathways of expression. His BA in Film Studies at King’s College London has encouraged him to look at film and art in a more historical and sociological context, while actively engaging in contemporary debates around race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Using fantasy and folklore, his current project revolves around the creation of a corpus of Queer Fairy tales, both new and familiar, which reclaim and bend conventional archetypes. His multimedia practice enables him to develop and expand these narratives across different media, offering a varied and textured world for audiences to delve in. Throughout these works, he uses ideas of monstrosity as an empowering representation of queer identity and sexuality, thus reversing societal binaries and exploring the possibilities of limitless bodies.