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The Lurid low-brow Tiki-Art of Brad (tiki-shark) Parker
Tiki Baļ
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From: Paris France
Posted: 2010-02-05 04:49 am   Permalink

I'm always very impress.. how good and how fast you paint.do you sleep sometime? ...
Your work is just excelent!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-02-05 6:08 pm   Permalink

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY TIKI TRIBE!
Atomic Tiki Punk ~ Yes Vincent Price at a tiki bar would be fun! You're right, there are a lot o fun cross over subculture elements yet to explore.
Tiki Baļ ~ Thanks so much! I'm seeking that ever better sense of lighting and that more dimensional rendering... all takes time & practice. I always think how LONG it takes me to paint. I'm surprised you think I paint fast... I feel like I go very slow. Like I still have not gotten done with the lei - and I'm not posting till I get them done... tomorrow I think. So, Big thanks.
I sleep, curled up with a copy of "Tiki Modern" and my new favorite book.... the "Famous Monster Movie art of BASIL GOGOS"! Just got it in the mail! (Hooray for Amazon - without which I could not have survive out here on this remote volcanic island!)

Basil Gogo's is a genius - iz best known for painting the covers of Forrey Ackerman's "Famous Monsters of film land" magazine - a publication which influenced me to a big way. It really blew my mind as a kid. I remember golden moments of my childhood... going to the news stand in great anticipation of each new issue of "Famous Monsters", or "Creepy" and "Eerie" and, of course, (gulp!) "Vamperalla". What a powerful hypnotic hold they had on me - rocking my world.
This book is a wonderful collection of Gogo's work, movie monsters, plus some other cool "pulp" cover work. Well worth a look.
Big time inspirational stuff!

Aloha!

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-02-06 12:32 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

Mahalo!

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2010-02-06 2:15 pm   Permalink

Just looks great Brad!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-02-06 10:28 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Thanks Atomic Tiki Punk!
Hey, I was sweating bullets waiting to hear if my work was going to get accepted into that group show in LA... and I found out that

"The Were Wolf of Waikiki"

and "The Kreature from Kona"
were both accepted into the upcoming La Luz de Jesus exhibition, "Everything But the Kitsch N Sync".
www.laluzdejesus.com
It's the gallery's annual group show.
Opening night is March 5th, and the show goes to the 28th. I'm gonna try to get off the island and make it over for the show. It's the first time I've shown at La Luz, so I had to change my pants when I found out the good news!

To bad "Dracula Drinks... a Mai Tai" wasn't done in time to make the submission deadline.

Big ALOHA!
Brado

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2010-02-07 02:03 am   Permalink

Congrats! Brad, we will try to make the show.

 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-02-07 10:13 am   Permalink

Change your pants and get on over here,artstar!!!!!!
Congratulations Brad!!!!!
Truly deserved.....


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-02-07 12:19 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Atomic Tiki Punk ~ Cool! It's be reeaally great to see any tiki tribe folks who could make the opening at La Luz! Hey, the Tiki Ti is next door, and I've STILL never been in there for a drink!!
LLT ~ THANKS! Pants changed, ticket bought.

Okay I think that's three done. (whew!)

"Dracula Drinks... a Mai Tai"
14" x 11"
Acrylic on canvas

ALOHA!
Brad~
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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-02-07 12:37 pm   Permalink

Brad are you planning on doing prints of these guys?

I really love them.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2010-02-07 8:58 pm   Permalink

leleliz - yes, I will make prints. I think I may do something different for this set. Offer a high end giclee on canvas that looks just like the original painting, and then also offer a less expensive print that includes type and mimics the box covers of the old Aurora Monster Models. What do you think? Fun idea?

I just heard that "Dracula Drinks... a Mai Tai" was excepted as a late entry, and will also be in the "Everything But the Kitsch N Sync" annual group art show at "La Luz de Jesus" gallery. Yippee!

Cool! Now the whole set will be there.

Well, the fourth one "Frankie Goes to Hawaii" won't make it. I have not even started that one yet. And now I gotta break the bad news to the Gallery on Maui. They will be showing nice giclees, but not the originals. I mean, the gallery on Maui is very nice and very high end, but...La Luz is sort of the birth place of Pop Surrealism in LA, so I gotta show the "Swanky Monsters" series there if at all possible!

Opening night is March 5th, 8 PM to 11PM. Hope to see ya' there!

Mahalo!
Brad~
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tikiracer
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Posted: 2010-02-07 10:52 pm   Permalink

Congrats on the show, these look amazing as a set.

Thought about doing a postcard run? I've got a couple of framed sets of tiki/bar/event postcards and they are good way to to get a range/set of images, with lots of colour in one frame, with only a small wall space. Limited edition would keep them exclusive...

How did you find working on a smaller canvas? I'm moving up the scale and finding it easier to carry detail.
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Posted: 2010-02-07 10:52 pm   Permalink



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BigToe
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Posted: 2010-02-08 10:17 am   Permalink

hells yeah brad!!!!

congrats on the amazing paintings and doing the La Luz show! ur mastery of light is truly getting scary-good.

i will of course be there to lend groupie support to one of my all-time favorite artists!

mad alohas, t


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2010-02-08 2:18 pm   Permalink

Congrats Brad!

It's about time La Luz got on the ball and displayed some of yer work!

And you ARE coming out for the opening?!?! Can't wait fer the big night!

Yay!
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2010-02-09 11:17 am   Permalink

"Congrats on the show, these look amazing as a set.

Thought about doing a postcard run? Limited edition would keep them exclusive..."


I like the postcard idea but since Brad lives in Hawaii, I think these postcards need to be everywhere around the world to as many people that can see it. These postcards would look great sitting next to the Big Island volcano postcard and the beach babe, in a spinning rake in an ABC store.


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