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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Wonderful Work of Stacey Rozich.

"The Stakeout" Stacey Rozich, 2012.  I OWN THIS!
I'm a huge fan of Beautiful/Decay.  I heard about Amir Fallah's publication in 2009 and have been an avid follower of their blog and magazine ever since.  Along with giving their followers incredible interviews, beautiful images, and a cutting edge publication they really make you feel like you are a part of their "family."  The artists, bloggers, and staff of Beautiful/Decay are incredibly accessible.

I check their blog daily (http://beautifuldecay.com/category/painting/) and occasionally develop "art crushes."  To those that aren't familiar with the term "art crush", lemme explain...it's not complicated.  You see a piece of art and become twitterpaited, ridiculously infatuated, enamored, with the work.  This happened to me a few weeks ago when Beautiful/Decay featured Stacey Rozich's work on their blog.


Rozich's work was so aggressive, humorous, and complicated.  The paintings spoke to so many levels of storytelling...each piece reads like an epic myth.  Rozich's cast of characters are incredibly powerful but remain flawed, Greek Gods in Pacific Northwest Animal Masks.  As a human that is into animal symbolism and narrative, I had to own one of these pieces.  

So, I emailed her.  Simple as that.  Within an hour, Stacey emailed me back with a list of paintings that were available for purchase.  One piece titled, "The Stakeout," spoke to me.  A beastly creature sitting on a box of potato chips, bottle of wine in tote, shotgun on the lap, just waiting for something...the best way to describe the piece?  Extremely Badass.  So, I bought it.  Rozich and I came up with a payment plan (which was greatly appreciated) and a month later it's hanging on my wall.

I see great things happening in Stacey's world.  She is a talented illustrator, designer, painter, storyteller, and can even make a fabulously strange music video (which I completely recommend checking out http://seattlecentralcreativeacademy.com/stacey-rozich-fleet-foxes-music-video/ ).  Her work is awe inspiring, brilliant, and I look forward to owning another one of her pieces...one of these days.


14 comments:

  1. I love Stacey's work too! Longtime fan here as well! She creates such vivid characters in her paintings - they are cohesive yet individual. Congrats on your purchase! :)

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    1. thanks, it looks pretty good on my wall. I need to do some seriously framing. I have so many beautiful pieces of art in storage. sad.

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  2. Hey! How did you get such a good picture of me?! Beast with wine and chips- check :)

    It's a cool piece of art! Hope you are feeling better today pal! We missed you at work today!

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    1. It was a beastly weekend of ice and ibuprofen.

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  3. These are wonderful! I can totally see how they inspire your work. You two are each others spirit animals, maybe?

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    1. i love her color palate. and that her characters smoke cigarettes and eat lays potato chips.

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  4. I love these! That one at the bottom is so fun, glad I can count on you to introduce me to new artists

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    1. if you like her, you should look up AJ Fosik. basass.

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  5. I have never thought about "art crushes" before, but it makes so much sense! I'm excited to look at more of Stacey's work - I definitely like what I see so far! Thanks for sharing :]

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    1. no prob, bob. glad you like them. It's always fun to discover new artists.

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  6. Beautiful! I'll have to check out her other stuff.

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  7. yeah, I think you'd dig it pretty hard.

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  8. so much art to view. So little time!

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