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2001 Kai Sarnes a.k.a. Haikai had his first contact with the subject Tiki when he discovered Sven A. Kirsten's "The Book of Tiki". In the following years he started first Tiki studies and carving works. 2005 he did not only a travelling exhibition featuring his sculptures in cooperation with WESC-store, but he also founded the first european platform for Tiki art and Polynesian Pop, www.forbidden-paradise.com, which is still, thanks to his great engagement, doing a great job in forming a Tiki-community and assisting the Tiki-culture.

In 2007 he decorated the Tiki-Bar at the Surfhostel on the island Rügen with his enormous Tiki-sculptures and accompanied the European Tiki Modern Tour, featuring Sven A. Kirsten and the premiere of "Armchair Travelling", with his sculptures, live carvings and an information stand across Munich (GER), Zurich (CH) and St. Gallen (CH).

Through the last years he presented his works at international events like the London Luau Artshow (UK), Hangar Rockin' (CH), Swing and Sway in Hawaii (GER), The Road Devils Hot Rod & Artshow (GER), Surfin' Chrome Spectacle (CH), the Surfbeat Artshow (USA), the Hukilau Tiki Fine Art Artshow (USA) and lastly he participated at the "Kaiju Monster Invation Artshow" during the Art Basel Miami 2008 (USA). Nowadays, Haikai's sculptures can be found all across Europe, from Switzerland and Austria to the East- and Northsea, as well as in the USA.

In Oktober 2009 he is going to present a miscellaneous selection of the last five years artwork at his hometown Regensburg (GER).
The definite information about the artshow will be announce in the next weeks at www.forbidden-paradise.com



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