Rocket Paprika is the Love of US Kustom Art and Hungarian folk art motives. It is a dream come true by Norbert Bátor, a hungarian artist, and his work is inspired by these two very different, but very much compatible art.
The Kustom Kulture
Kustom Kulture is an American expression, a neologism, which marks the vehicles, clothing, accessories, hairstyle and style of people living in the US building and tuning motorcycles. It was born in the 50’s in California, and is still popular nowadays. The style has become popular thanks to many artists (e.g. Kenny Howard or Robert Williams), car builders (Ed „Big” Roth or Lyle Fisk), tattoo artists, car-body painters, films and TV shows (such as American Graffiti or the Munsters). It has been affected by many other subcultures such as punk, rock, the rockabilly and the psychobilly. Between the 90’s to 2000 Kustom Kulture has reborn: the modern subcultures of the 50’s and 60’s had become mixed with the modern DIY (do-it-yourself) campaigns. Besides Kustom Kulture, the expression Kustom Graphics has also become widely known, this indicates the style of elements appearing on posters, T-shirts, and logos.
Even though I do love American Kustom cars and motorcycles, I’ll never forget where I am coming from. It is mainly true because I love Hungarian dishes, products and Hungarian folklore elements.
The „kalocsai”, the „matyó”, the Hungarian outlaws – scamps – don’t appear in their regular surroundings, but they are freely interpreted, spiced with humor, full of ideas and uniqueness.
If you’re curious about the stuff that has been made by my hands, check out the products!