TAKING RISKS| STACEY FORSEY
CCA AT THE LOWRY HOTEL
Comme Ca Art is delighted Stacey Forsey is the first artist of 2017 to exhibit at the Lowry Hotel.
“I was invited to a private view of Stacey’s artworks in November 2016 and was immediately struck by the serenity in her abstract paintings. The ease of which Stacey uses colour, whether it be a quiet almost ghostly pink or a rich peacock green shows remarkable confidence in her application of paint on the canvas surface.”
Claire Turner, Founder, Comme Ca Art
Manchester born Stacey Forsey has painted throughout her life. Though she studied art, her love of drawing and illustration began at a much younger age when she would sit and draw with her Grandad.
Inspired by an eclectic mix of hedonistic Hacienda days of the 90’s and drawing on influences of travelling and living abroad for several years to that of a Manchester working-class upbringing, Stacey has a wealth of experience which influence her paintings.
The warmth in her artworks is a direct response to the cultures she has experience on her travels, as is her love of colour. Stacey also takes influences from the world of fashion and is an avid collector of fashion magazines. In her latest series of works Stacey adds collage to the paintings, referencing her empowerment as an artist and the diverse world she lives in.
“I am led by colour. I have led a colourful life and this is reflected in my artwork style. I like to start with a strong base colour and then build on this by adding anything important to the piece - from postage stamps to inspirational quotes, pictures of iconic people to body parts. But most of all, it is all about colour.
Each piece I create is different and is defined by how I am feeling at that particular moment. I have to be in the moment to be able to create, it is never forced.
I would like my work to inspire positivity. I always feel as though I have an inner peace when I’ve finished a painting, though I am never satisfied until I have added a collaged finishing touch…”
Stacey has been working on new paintings, which can be viewed for the first time in this exhibition at the Lowry Hotel.
The exhibition runs from:
Thursday 26th January until Tuesday 14th March 2017
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The Lowry Hotel
50 Dearmans Place | Salford | Manchester | M3 5LH