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The "Lurid" Tiki Art of Brad (Tiki Shark) Parker
Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2014-03-10 12:49 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
Oh Mondays....ergh....
I have the bane of all artists, lower back pain. Meaning sitting or standing in the same position for a long time is extremely difficult.
And, some mornings, it seems are worse than others. I slowly crawl outa' bed and stretch these aging bones, get em ready to be propped up in front of a canvas to try to block out the pain and slap on some paint.
Today it seems to take few hours before my lower back muscles would un clench, and relax, and the pain ease off so I could think and start my day.
Oh well...
BOOK REPORT time!
Like most the artists I know I have a few Art Books that inspire me. I have Robert Williams books. Toddd Schorr's books. Mark Rydens' books. And, the many others, but I think the 4th horseman in "most books owned" would be "Ragnar".
I love his seemingly endless ability to crank out beautiful graphic design. Things like Space Ships. Rock And Roll Posters. Sexy girls. Monkeys. Tikis. Monsters. Robots. And His special obsession with Halloween; all this seems to really groove with my vibe as well. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE SHAG. But, somehow Ragnar speaks to my inner "graphic designer part of the Artist's soul even more.

See, my Achilles Heal is I'm an OK artist, but I'm a terrible "Graphic Designer". Fonts. Color choices. All that stuff, freaks me out.
Ragnar makes it all look so easy!
This new book is a massive hard cover, slip case, tomb, of ten years of his very productive post y2k years. IT's called " called "Eponymonstrous!" If you have his slimmer books, you have much of this, but there are many other things in here too, like sketches, and a rambling interview. And the Book is self is a piece of art. Beautiful.
I be digging it so far.
However, if you want to see his best, most halloween-y work , in a slightly larger page size, but smaller thinner, less expensive books, I still love his "Verndculin" and "Chromophile".
Yes, this also makes Ragnar the guy with most unpronounceable art books ever as well as being darned good! (Exccept for "Big City" an art book for a mysterious project that I still am not sure if it's a comic book series, an animated series, a film or what? But, wow, all these d=character designs are so sweet!)

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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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Posted: 2014-03-10 6:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Monday....


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-10 6:46 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe~

Working on "The Sea Witch"

24" x 20" acrylic on canvas... I'm at the under-painting step. Monochromatic.

I've been working out the lighting. Light from the one light source in the painting is the sunset.
There is another light source that will be off canvas to the upper left ... this is sort of the classic lighting for "Low-Brow Art".

Here's the painting thus far...I'm working on still mostly getting the light from the sunset
to effect everything in the painting.

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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 personal Yoda)
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cy
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2014-03-10 9:02 pm   Permalink

That is great art Tiki Shark!

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-12 1:15 pm   Permalink

cy - Thank you so much. This is a real organic one, changing and growing as I work out the lighting here.
Doing a little R&D we went tot a Luau last night. Beautiful sunset.


More later...


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2014-03-13 10:17 pm   Permalink

RAGNAR!
That Sea Witch is turning out GORGEOUS!
with that juicy ALIVE Bradley style!
Hope the lower back gets better
the brain stays on task,but the robot shells we call bodies
sometimes needs a rest...
Hopefully that Luau helped you to relax and find peace of mind
THAT in itself can help our bodies
So all we can do is paint and wait for the transmission to fall out!

So excited for you during this raw UmBAH phase!

and then...the COLOR!

BAM!

Keep it up Brad,you are a constant inspiration,Bubs!


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-15 2:36 pm   Permalink

Thanks LLT - I hope to get to some color going this week end ...if other work does not get in the way...

"Paint paint paint, the men are painting!"

Finally got these darned tentacles worked out I think...


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-15 5:09 pm   Permalink

Tiki Tribe!

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K. Angel Pilago (Hawaiian Elder & my personal Yoda)
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-17 12:57 am   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe - I was painting a remarque on a giclee today.

sketches..

To roughed out area on giclee...

Puttin 'em in...

To this...

To this...

Finished.
Reminds me of the Song "Smuggler's Cove" by the Crazed Mugs!
That last part....

"It wasn't tiil that torch went out
that I scrawled the final stanza
This is where you'll find our bones
In the caves of Smuggler's Cove."

Listen to the whole song here... (then buy the CD - it's really a classic Tiki-Album)

http://www.reverbnation.com/playlist/view_playlist/-4?page_object=artist_2012875



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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-17 7:41 pm   Permalink

Hey Tiki Tribe...

Cafe Press is ripping off a very well know Low-Brow Artist.
(Hey, see! See! It's NOT just me! I'm not a Koo-Koo-Nut!)

http://www.cafepress.fr/mf/81353390/vintage-pic-of-spocks-sister_necklaces?productId=1230252717


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-18 3:36 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!
I spent all day working on other stuff...
here the thing...


 
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Posted: 2014-03-18 3:51 pm   Permalink

Awesome Brad! Love the movement of the water!

 
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Posted: 2014-03-18 6:12 pm   Permalink

thank you zerostreet


 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-19 8:42 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki Tribe!

Well, back to the book report...

"Eponymonstrous" by Brandon Ragnar Johnson.

Great stuff! New book. Ragnar. Me big fan. His design work is so wonderful, I felt he must have no self doubt as an artist, he is just so damn good! ...at the end of this huge hard cover slip case book, showing sketches, doodles, finished vector graphics, paints, and photos...all his huge amazing talent...show casing his career since 2000, ...at the end he says he "just came out of a terrible depression" and had hard fight & struggle with his inner demons. You do find out more about him.... he's always been "less is more, no words more art. We learn, that like many of the rest of "The Tiki Tribe", he was a punker.

Wow! ...and here I thought he was bullet proof ...and stainless steel!

Turns out he's an artist full of self doubt and prone to depression just like the rest of us!
Hmmm!
Just about every noted artist in "The History of Art is Western Civilization" is the same; depressed, a drunk, a drug addict, or plain out crazy!

Love his early slim books- many of the same graphics in a much bigger and better to gawk at.
But this book has such a great "feel". Hard cover. Slip case. A master work.

My other big art hero (besides Ken Ruzic aka LLT, and Big Toe) is Todd Schorr. Funny, he also talks about depression and having a nervous break down when he was trying to make it as a gallery artist,

...that's in THIS book.
"Secret Mystic Rites" The Art of Todd Schorr


Gosh.... we artists are a sect of misfits and weirdos who don't fit in, and we make art to help the world make sense to us.
If I didn't make art, I'd be a skill-less bum!


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Tiki Shark Art
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Posted: 2014-03-21 9:52 pm   Permalink

TGIF!
Whew What-a week! Too much work going on people! Like working 2 or 3 jobs!
Designing 2 beach towels, countless embroideries for towels in Florida, ads, Managing the China Factory and trying to get the NEW NEXT printed TIKI Art towels looking not like crap (thank you), shipping out a whole bunch of Tiki Swag to folks who wanted the last Tiki calendar for free and paid for shipping - more going out soon... shipping gilcees, painting remarques on gicless...and all like dat... and all the while trying to PAINT new tiki art.

Remarque on tiki cat...

he was almost done, and looked like this...

painting a remarque on this... (Hula Baby)

The angry little tiki!
Have a good week end!
(hope I don't have any NEW surprise work pop up, and I can just paint.....)






 
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