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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-24 2:02 pm   Permalink

@ Kia Koa,

Not to be a stickler but he didn't 'Do the painting for G'n'R'. He was well established long before that and they asked him if they could use that painting.
He agreed and didn't charge much because he thought it would go nowhere.


 
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Kai Koa
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From: Kailua Kona
Posted: 2013-09-24 3:38 pm   Permalink

Hey Stickler, I mean Badd Tiki, I was 12 yrs. old at the time. It was about the art and music, not the politics behind it, but thanx for the info!

 
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-24 5:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-24 15:38, Kai Koa wrote:
Hey Stickler, I mean Badd Tiki, I was 12 yrs. old at the time. It was about the art and music, not the politics behind it, but thanx for the info!


yeah I was like 15 too...


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-09-24 6:05 pm   Permalink

Kids!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-24 7:45 pm   Permalink

Yeah, that was the point, it got a whole new generation to see the fantastic art of Robert Williams!

You can create a amazing new art movement in your basement, but if no one see's it...is it an art movement?
This got Robert Williams out there!
Sure he was already "out there" to many of us - like me, but I'm an old dude, )
It was gratifying to see one of his MAJOR mind blowing "super-cartoons" gracing one of the hottest albums of that year.... it RAWKED! ( in many senses of that word)

Would it have worked on a Madonna Album? Not sure, but that Guns N' Roses album was a nice fit! ...I think it kinda' gave Guns N Roses a little bit of under-ground art cool in my eyes, actually.
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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: 2013-09-24 7:54 pm   Permalink

... and it was one more blow against the corrupt snobby Art World of the 80's that looked down on Robert Williams and all figurative / cartoony art.
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-24 7:59 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's some strange news...
this art

"The Tourist"
Uh.... this painting has met with a strange fate. It was torn apart and left on my mother's door step. A long strange tale. No worries, Ma-Tiki-Shark is in no danger from strange low-brow-art-hating stalkers, but the piece...what to do with it? At first, I was just going to toss it...but I kinda' dig those little clouds. I think that strange little dog needs to be saved. So.....
I talked with Matt KEnnedy and Billy Shire at La Luz De Jesus, and both thought it could become a new piece for my next show there in July 2014. Sew it together with Frankenstein stitches... maybe some re-painting... added on pieces... don't know for sure. I'll up date you here...
ALOHA!


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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://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-09-24 8:29 pm   Permalink

Why did someone do that, Brad? and to an original piece?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-24 8:33 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Here's da newest work on da' painting...

whole thing...

da car...

Da shark reflected in the car...

some work on the Flying Eye Grill.
I think I like the shark so much I might add in a few more... some less visiable than this one... adding a weird depth to the gleaming car surface.
More to come, ALOHA!



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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://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-25 12:47 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
OKee DoKEE... now the painting is starting to look like something worth looking at...

"The RED TIKI Lounge"
24" x 30"
With the hot rod filled in a bit, and some interesting things happening in it's reflections and the grill - now the painting has fewer giant holes of blank canvas in it and ya' get a sense of how it might flow around and become sweet eye-candy... I think the green of the front flora will continue in some sort of cool tones through the Crazy Al Zombie, thus framing the warm hot rod, which connects back to the sunset.

This raises the question what color should the RED tiki Lounge be?

Hmmm... OK, most of you just said well RED ya' big dummy! And that would make a lot of sense, but will that be too much of the warm colors?
Maybe I actually want the lounge to be some cool hues to help circle round the car... I can certainly have the giant TIKIS out front and the "TIKI" sign can be some sort of RED...but I gotta think of how it all will balance out.

Gosh, you would think color would get easy after a while, but I always seem to paint myself into a corner (heh heh) ... OK color is not really all that hard... time to get out the handy dandy color chart... and now I just gotta think of warm to cool to warm to cool... to layer the painting and make it have depth .... right?

Big A-loha, and big MA-halo for watching the Paint dry!
BP~

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-25 01:34 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Hey, a friend from way back sent me this art shot. This is from one of the first computer games I worked on in the 80's! He said how funny it looks a lot like the Body glove Sea Creature !

Aquanaut
So check it out...

Kreature From Kona

Body Glove Sea Creature

Body Glove Sea Creature Tee Shirt

Body Glove Sea Creature Mug Design

The Body Glove Sea Creature Tiki-Mugs!

Hmmm.... Yep, I think there does seems to be a theme going on here!
ALOHA!


Brad's Imaginary Low-Brow-Art Muse Sez:
"What's funny is the screen-shots of the actual computer-game on the box-art!
Sheesh! How old did you say this game was?!"

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Tiki Shark Art
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From: The volcanic Big Island of Hawaii
Posted: 2013-09-25 2:41 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Never know what you'll find digging through your Art studio! dig this:

Last wood cut of "Forbidden Island" plus the original Sketch it came from.
If you like, take a look-see over in the Tiki Market Place for possible purchase.
Not sure if I actually want to sell it yet, but you know, my agent sez "Cash iz King!" and the big Body Glove Party is gettin bigger and more expensive all the time!
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"You have not appropriated the Culture of Hawaii…the Culture of Hawaii has appropriated you."
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Badd Tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-25 8:44 pm   Permalink

Too bad about the Tourist. Stitching it together just in time for Halloween could be cool. No touch up, just leave it raw and dirty.



 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-09-26 03:04 am   Permalink

Badd Tiki ~ Raw... like maybe stuck down on a larger canvas? Maybe something about texture? Ragged.... yeah I think I dig what yer saying.
I was talking to Matt Kennedy the Curator of La Luz de Jesus Gallery - and the idea of putting it in my show there next July. I guess this kind of thing happens more often then you'd think, cause he brought up a few other cases of this kinds damage and artistic repair, or transformation into something new.
I kinda of have this yearning to do big Frankenstein stitches...but Matt smiled and said he just knew I'd get all involved into it and start re-painting it totally into a new piece... knowing how my art muse usually spurs me on, this might happen... but I do want to see the old piece in there... under layers or something... gotta think about this. The more I toss it around in my noggin' - the more fun I'm starting to have with it... so, that must be a good sign that something good might happen. Something like "Art" might happen... and that's always the goal!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2013-09-26 03:14 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Here's a strange & weird tale about buying ART supplies on one of the most remote islands on da' globe.

I ramble on a bit, so feel free to skip this one. Not much art instruction in dis tale. Well I had to make a run to the ACE Hardware store today for ART SUPPLIES.... boy, it made that trip to BLICKS ART SUPPLIES in L A really stand out all the more in my head!

I needed a tube of white. White acrylic paint. A basic you cannot get around.

Don't know if you remember that one time, years ago, when Kona had this one little art store (yeah, a real "Art supply store") . It never quite had full shelf's of anything... and I went there to buy white acrylic paint... and they were all out!

The next shipment was in a month!

I would have to drive to the other side of the island to buy a tube of white acrylic paint! It was an hour before closing on Saturday, I was on a deadline to finish, and I was freaking out! Too funny... luckily, the poor frantic store owner found a strange little tub of acrylic paint in the store she didn't even know she had... a brand I'd never heard of, or seen ever again.... anyways it worked out, but that was my first big scare with limited art stores on an active volcano sticking outta' the Pacific Ocean!

That was when I was very new to the island.
I didn't have time to drive the hour or 2 to Hilo to buy a tube of white acrylic paint.


See I was new on da' Island, and I had not found the Ace hard ware... with the one isle of art supplies.

That old Art store has long since gone out of business!
One day, empty. No warning.
Kinda freaky.

There was a Benjamin Franklin if I drove up north, but that went outta business not too long after the Art Store! There was another ACE in the next town south...but that closed too!

So, now I got this ONE Ace Hard Ware. That's it. At least on this side of the island.

Anyways, it's September...and hey, looky-looky ... they got all the nifty Halloween stuff in ACE Hardware!

So, along with my jumbo tube of white clenched in my fist, and a few "0" gage brushes - (for back up ya' know, I Never never never want to be left high and dry with no good brushes ...again! That's a whole OTHER nightmare!) So, when I'm in Ace I always look to see if they have a "0" or a "1" in good shape and just buy it no matter what else I'm buying.

Hey, Sometimes they don't... the brush display can be empty! Creepy!

But, today's fine. Got white.
Got a back up brush or two... and then I decide to give the old Art-Studio a little spooky atmosphere. Make my Art muse happy ... it's already very Halloweenie ( Well, Hawaii-o-Weenie. ) most days in my toy monster and dinosaur littered studio, but ya' gotta' look.

Hey, hey, hey, now, Halloween is creeping into X-mas territory. Halloween now has "Halloween lights" ... my my ... just like Christmas Lights, but in weird sorta' non-X-mas colors ...green and purple. Wow, my favorite colors!! I buy some.

Clean up one of the Shelves. Sheesh, the dust was getting thick up there, so they all needed a good wipe down. Get rid of the dead, jumbo sized cockroaches, and dried up old geckos. Then I lay in some nice purple lights. One string, behind Godzilla. I got another blinking string of purple too, so maybe it might look like the flickering flames in a ruined city after a Kaiju Attack. Could be fun.
Here's how it came out...


Ok. What the box calls a Purple string of lights is really a Pink string of lights.
Pink lights.
Pink.
That well known, traditional, Halloween color... PINK.
Hmmm.
Okay.
A little bit of a surprise I gotta tell you.
Don't really know I'd put up pink lights for Halloween...
...or Godzilla.

The other company has "purple" lights that blink. String em up there, turn 'em on.... They are blue lights.
Blue.
That other Halloween color.

Oh, Jeepers Creepers!!

Hey, wait a second... yeah... won't the PINK and the BLUE light mix and make PURPLE light!
Right?
Ah...You'd think I'd know this stuff, me being an artist an all dat.

However, it ended up looking like pink lights with some blue lights blinking on and off.


Halloween?
Still, on the bright side, this whole thing made me clean up my studio a bit, and sweep out the dead cock-roaches and lizards!
That's always a good thing.
Big Aloha!
BP~


Brad's Imaginary Low-Brow-Art Muse Sez:
"If suddenly you stop hearing from Brad, it means that the traditional ...ah...pink Halloween lights got too hot & ignited a dried out dead gecko & burned the joint down."


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

http://youtu.be/7HTCkZXaA

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