On many occasions, artists have prophesied the path of their career, the course
of their life and many other things surrounding them including life and death. A very specific one is Jean Michel Basquiat, the artist that we have chosen for the cover of the second edition of our magazine.
From the kid living in a cardboard box on the streets of New York at 17, to a superstar millionaire artist at 21, to his tragic death at the age of 28 to a legend that inspires millions of artists, Jean Michel Basquiat has captured the imagination of the world.
The purpose of this publication is to see how contemporary artists present themselves
and their works to the viewers and to connect them with a wider audience.
Boomer Magazine (#2) Boomer Magazine (#2)Rae GeorgeSonaz IzadiMy name is Rae and I’m a Painter based in York,Sonaz Izadi is a multidisciplinary artist based instudying my MFA at Leeds Arts University (2020-Los Angeles California. After receiving a BFA22). As my hero Matisse has been quoted “Whatfrom The Theatre School’s conservatory programI am after above all, is expression” I use oil paint,at DePaul University she began pursuing hermixed media and the iPad to create works thatpassion for the visual arts. She refers to her worksshow expression through my use of colour andas “Energy Paintings.” It is her belief that there isline. I am influenced by Art History, from thea distinct chemical shift between people uponold masters through to the early 20th Centurytheir first meeting. Sonaz has spent many yearsmodern art movements. My work reveals mypainting strangers in parks, coffee shops, andexperiences, mood and instinct, I often don’tbars. This allowed for meaningful conversationunderstand my paintings until I come back toamong people and ultimately yielded a newthem later. This work was part of a series calledway of expressing the energy of a moment‘Queen of the Living Room’, made during thepeople seldom talk about—the first encounter.first months of 2021. Little did I know, a monthToday Sonaz predominantly puts paint to paperlater my partner would leave me. When I lookto exhibit her own energetic response to specific@raegeorgeartat this work now, I feel like the artist in me knewwhat would be coming.@sonazizadimoments in time. Many of her works have beencreated during a time of social and economicunrest in today’s world. She hopes her artwelcomes a better understanding of one’s ownvitality in any given moment.Me, Myself and RaeOn My MindSquigzS’ Over22iPad Painting40.6 x 50.8 cm2021iPad Painting40.6 x 50.8 cm202123Acrylic on Paper91.5 x 121.9 cmAcrylic on Paper45.7 x 121.9 cm