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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Kevin Devonport

Celia Mourier Dargie

Kevin Devonport is an emerging artist currently

I’m the one who sees... Celia, French, visual artist,

based at Assembly House Studios in Leeds. It

complementary therapist, wine lover, modern

could be said that he has had somewhat an

witch, sarcastic, dark chocolate addict, tree

unorthodox entry into the Art World as he learnt

hugger, dreamer, unpredictable... No particular

to paint whilst serving a prison sentence for drug


offences. Art has offered Kevin a new lease of

Born and raised in the South of France, I moved

life by allowing him to reinvent himself and turn

20 times in the last 25 years and lived on 4

away from his criminal past. In the short time since

different continents, always in need of change

becoming an Artist Kevin has covered significant

and adventure.

ground with his career. He won a Bronze Award

I’m a “life” painter who works from intuition

for the painting category in the national Koestler

and emotion. Spontaneous expression that

Awards, a semi-finalist in the King House 2020

is nonlinear and nonlogical instead of an

exhibition and currently at that stage in the Artist

intellectual exercise for technical perfection.

Lounge ‘In the Wild’ exhibition. Alongside having

An organic expression of the complexity and

a celebrity client he has now also been featured

beauty of my life experience.


in a number of publications. Despite not having

any artistic qualifications he does hold a First


My mediums are acrylic and pastel, my favorite

tools are my fingers and knives. My works have

Class Honours BSc in Sociology that does have

been exhibited in the US, UK, France, Italy, and

an influence on a number of his works. Alongside


his usual practice he has donated a number of

paintings to charities.

Untamed Spirit

This Painting is Rubbish

Blue Cat

Life’s a Rubik’s Cube


Oil on Canvas

60 x 90 cm

Oil on Canvas

60 x 75 cm


Acrylic and Pastel

28 x 35.5 cm


50.8 x 50.8 cm

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