Tim Stachecki began creative expression and art as a child. Timothy was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and soon after, moved to New York. His creative nature was encouraged by parents and family. Finding ways of exploring both the nature of things and how people see them was an early fascination. Throughout school, and studying art at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Timothy found fulfillment in celebrating new ways of seeing the world. Art and self-expression was an undeniable draw.
He says with enthusiasm, “What inspires me to create is when I’m aware of my automatic way of seeing something. The awareness of being automatic demands that I look more closely and find out what I might have missed.” Society and the media often train us to see things a certain way, and Mr. Stachecki finds a real thrill in busting up this formula and offering new connections and new ideas in unexpected ways.
When he graduated with a degree in art, Timothy began seeking his medium. First as a ceramic artist and potter, then discovering a love of photography, and macro-photography in particular. The real discovery has been in giving up notions of finding a single outlet for his creativity. Currently at work in painting and photography, what has emerged are common themes. While his abstract expressionism trends toward realism, and digital photography begins to look like painting, what emerges is a unifying theme. “What is our relationship to nature?”
Timothy has recently exhibited his paintings in SoHo, Times Square NYC, and various other locations, and a collection of photographs of his environmental art on the upper east side of Manhattan.