BOOMER MAGAZINE I SECOND EDITION I SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY

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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.

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Rae George

Sonaz Izadi

My name is Rae and I’m a Painter based in York,

Sonaz Izadi is a multidisciplinary artist based in

studying my MFA at Leeds Arts University (2020-

Los Angeles California. After receiving a BFA

22). As my hero Matisse has been quoted “What

from The Theatre School’s conservatory program

I am after above all, is expression” I use oil paint,

at DePaul University she began pursuing her

mixed media and the iPad to create works that

passion for the visual arts. She refers to her works

show expression through my use of colour and

as “Energy Paintings.” It is her belief that there is

line. I am influenced by Art History, from the

a distinct chemical shift between people upon

old masters through to the early 20th Century

their first meeting. Sonaz has spent many years

modern art movements. My work reveals my

painting strangers in parks, coffee shops, and

experiences, mood and instinct, I often don’t

bars. This allowed for meaningful conversation

understand my paintings until I come back to

among people and ultimately yielded a new

them later. This work was part of a series called

way of expressing the energy of a moment

‘Queen of the Living Room’, made during the

people seldom talk about—the first encounter.

first months of 2021. Little did I know, a month

Today Sonaz predominantly puts paint to paper

later my partner would leave me. When I look

to exhibit her own energetic response to specific

@raegeorgeart

at this work now, I feel like the artist in me knew

what would be coming.

@sonazizadi

moments in time. Many of her works have been

created during a time of social and economic

unrest in today’s world. She hopes her art

welcomes a better understanding of one’s own

vitality in any given moment.

Me, Myself and Rae

On My Mind

Squigz

S’ Over

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iPad Painting

40.6 x 50.8 cm

2021

iPad Painting

40.6 x 50.8 cm

2021

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Acrylic on Paper

91.5 x 121.9 cm

Acrylic on Paper

45.7 x 121.9 cm

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