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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-11-03 02:03 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Hey, go check out this pod cast!
Doing my best to get the "Tiki" out there...
http://protectingprojectpulp.com

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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
Posts: 665
From: Oregon
Posted: 2012-11-03 05:45 am   Permalink

Very cool that you got another one on there Brad! Great stuff, I'll have to download the podcast for my next working time.

Not sure why you had the after Halloween blues, unless maybe you were blue cause it was over. I know I always feel a little sad that the best night of the year has come and gone, but I console myself with the memories I just made and will cherish.

Now get back to that poor mer guy, he needs to take the bite out of a few surfers.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-11-03 3:58 pm   Permalink

tigertail777 - thanks dude!
Here's the latest work on the Body Glove Sea Creature painting...

Here's where we are at so far...

closer look at the texture on the back ground tiki...

more to come
ALOHA


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-11-05 02:48 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Darned nice sunday afternoon at the Wyland.

Even Godzilla thought so...



 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-05 07:21 am   Permalink

Wyland Hawaii. Wish we were their it looks like a wonderful exhibit. Wendy

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-11-05 5:43 pm   Permalink

danlovestikis,
Thanks. I may have said this before, but after the all out effort the Wyland Kona Gallery put into the "Hawaii-Ween" show, I'd like to take this moment to say how grateful I am to Mark Hanna the owner of this one "Wyland Gallery", and his sales staff. Kona is a small town, on what is called one of the "outer islands". The Big Island of Hawaii. Meaning, we are off the main tourist path. Wyland galleries are known far and wide to carry main stream work. When other galleries were saying no to my work, because tourists would not understand it, or tourists wouldn't be hip to the whole "Tiki Culture" thing, Mark took a chance and showed my work. And it sold!
Then, he and his staff took the time to learn a little about "Low-Brow" Art, Tiki Art, Outsider Art... all that. It's been amazing how this gallery - the last place you'd expect to find "poly-pop-surreal Art" - has become a place on the map, a small and out of the way place, but a place on the map for "Tiki Art".

I get a real kick out of tourist's reactions. I heard one very modest looking group of tourist types standing aghast in front of my wall of work and caught the sneered words: "Some people will just paint anything!"

Now This Wyland gets Tiki Tribe folks who come in knowing full well what this art is on display...and the staff can talk to them. The staff are no longer freaked out that some weirdos or big guys with a lot of tattoos and girls dressed like Betty Page are hanging out in the gallery! Great, and fun stuff. I've been asked to be in a large retail chain of galleries - to show year round, from LA to Vegas To Florida...but I said no. I think if you travel 1000s of miles to an active volcanic island in the middle of no-where you should find something unusual you can't find anywhere else.

Well, anywhere but the occasional and uber important art show at an amazingly important and world famous Birth-Place of Low Brow Art gallery - the "La Luz De Jesus Gallery". But, it's not a surprise to find "Tiki Art" there. That's what they do. The cool cats & kittens and "West Coast Art Scene" go there looking for that kinda art. That's the center of the low brow art world.

It IS funny to see tourists not looking for Tiki Art find here... and then have to think about it, and talk about it, and wonder about it. I think it has actually become part of my "art". The "art" of what I do. Ya' know what I mean?

OH, I almost forgot. (darned rum soaked grey matter!) I apologize to the Amazing Aussie King of Hot-Rod and Shaman of Low Brow - Tony, I am also VERY lucky to be shown in his art gallery "Kustom Lane". Please visit this amazing art space he has created... and is in the process of making even more betta! He is changing his live to become devoted to spreading the art of the HOT ROD and Low Brow Kustom CULTURE Down Under!

LOCATION OF KUSTOM LANE GALLERY
8 LUTON LANE
HAWTHORN 3122
Please visit them here:
http://www.kustomlane.com/
General Email Enquiries: info@kustomlane.com
Online Store Enquiries: orders@kustomlane.com

Tony has been my total unwavering steadfast rocksolid support on the southern hemisphere part of this weird whirling world... big BIG Aloha to you my friend! Tony.... U RAWK!


Thanks and ALOHA!
B~

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"Brad Parker creates lurid paintings that pull in influences from tiki, comics, and rock."
- Honolulu Magazine "The Best Of" 2012 Issue

http://www.tikishark.com

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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-11-05 7:37 pm   Permalink

I like to think of Tiki art as "Thinking Man's Lowbrow," Brad.

While what you and Kinny Ruzic and Sophista-Tiki and ZeroStreet and Amate and SurfSoul and a long list of others do may not be classic (to the undiscerning eye), the skill of hand and the clarity of vision are both undeniable.

Which is, of course, just a long-winded way to say I dig it.


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2012-11-06 5:19 pm   Permalink

Like PULP ACTION Fiction?

Check out this pod-cast! And ...you might recognize the tiki-art on the site...
http://protectingprojectpulp.com

Episode #17 - Dave gives a very PULP reading of my Bio at the end! THANKS DAVE!!!
ALOHA!
Brad

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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-11-06 5:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-05 19:37, Professor G wrote:
I like to think of Tiki art as "Thinking Man's Lowbrow," Brad.

While what you and Kinny Ruzic and Sophista-Tiki and ZeroStreet and Amate and SurfSoul and a long list of others do may not be classic (to the undiscerning eye), the skill of hand and the clarity of vision are both undeniable.

Which is, of course, just a long-winded way to say I dig it.



I bow to your wisdom Professor!
Big ALOHA!
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"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-11-07 02:22 am   Permalink


The Tiki-Art of Brad Tiki-Shark Parker
U can Find it At...
The Wyland Kona Oceanfront Gallery!
75-5770 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI 96740-1782
Phone – (808) 334-0037
Toll Free – (888) 435-6612
Email –
jillw@WylandBigIsland.com



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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-11-08 10:07 pm   Permalink

ALOHA TIKI TRIBE!

Wow, just got sent this nice pic from an art patron who bought some Tiki Art...now it's all framed and up...gosh...some nice gicles on paper ,a dn they even framed some of the "Tiki Art Post Card Set"...really made me feel all warm and mushy inside.
Big BIG thanks!!
Aloha and Mahalo!
B~


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-11-10 3:03 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

"Body Glove Sea Creature"
Step 11.) still working on the monochromatic under painting. Working on the tiki in the BG on the left....

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Posted: 2012-11-10 3:22 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Close up of Tiki...
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K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my own personal Yoda)


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-12-05 01:32 am   Permalink

Aloha tiki Tribe!
Whew! Was off island at VEGAS! (long story... great things going on. New Tiki Mugs happening. ..and I barfed in a new Cadillac!. How very Vegas!)

Here's the Body Glove Sea Creature

He needs lots of work still to become the best painting I've ever done (and that's the goal here...)

Did some more sketches of the arm as it needs some work....
more 2 come
ALOHA!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2012-12-05 10:55 pm   Permalink

Egad!
Whilst I was in Vegas... at DEMA.... doing deals with Body glove and Tiki Farm.... and barfing in new Cadillacs... I (gasp!) LOST my Crazy Al Tiki Pendant.... (sob!) I remember putting into some where "smart" so I would not loose it while I was lugging all my crap from the dive show to the hotel to the casino and back again... but ...I had it in my hand... and then.... and then.... I dunno...

I wore that tiki a lot!
Every where... hmmm... gotta be somewhere... maybe I'll go through all my stuff again...
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