Name: timothy john karpinski jr.
Nickname: tea moth y , pinski
Book. Still life with woodpecker by tom robbins
Animal. Kitty cats
Color. blissful blue
Q1. Are you superstitious?
A1. yes very, i love ritual and use it in art making.
Q2. Best show you’ve ever been too?
A2. artshow: souther salzar at jonathan levine, or barry magee at redcat, music: efterklang
Q3. What have you said you would never do, but have ended up doing?
A3. fall in love again
Q4. Bathroom read?
A4. pocket french dictionary / national geographic
Q5. Most Embarrassing Moment?
A5. getting naked at a party and reading poetry
Q6. If you knew when time would freeze for 10 minutes, what would you do in that time?
A6. make a sandwich
Q7. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
A7. pinky and the brain
Q8. What’s your vice?
A8. drawing in public places
Q9. When are you most creative morning, mid day, or evening?
A9. early morning, very late at night, and blends of both
Q10. You were slipped a radioactive roofie by an evil scientist and now have mutated, what’s your superpower?
A10. i can read her mind.
There is something completely whimsical and delightful about the work of Timothy Karpinski. Like the butterflies of first love his work lifts your mood instantly. His close attention to detail and meticulous dedication to cutting out perfect pieces of paper to place back together sets him apart from most artists in the scene. The work has a completely organic and innocent nature to it like a child creating with construction paper in an elementary school art class. At his gallery shows he has created magical installations, awakening the curious voyeur in all of us. Walls covered with poems and doodles and decorated with owls and other eclectic nick-knacks give you the feeling that this maybe just what Timothy’s world at home looks like. The first piece of art work I ever purchased was a small piece by Timothy entitled “Ready To See My Sweetheart”. It’s a very modest piece of a boy standing with balloons and flowers in hand; calling to the romantic in me I hope to one day live that picture I bought and be greeted with balloons and flowers.