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)Aysha MendesKat PieraInspired by pioneering colour masters like ClaudeAt kindergarden my sister and I were hair stylists,Monet, as well as contemporary artists such asmy parents were in shock when they sawScott Naismithand Julia Badow, Aysha Mendesour mohawk-like haircuts. 1st grade thinking Iis a colourful and passionate mixed-media artistwas a mad scientist as my friends and I madebased out of Oshawa, Canada. As a South“cheese” by leaving old milk in lockers. InAsian British-born Canadian, with parents fromsecond grade I started my very own companyeast Africa, and having lived in eight cities, shePencils Incorporated with my close friends. Everycomes from a colourful background too. As anight a new classmates pencil would be firstresult, she loves connecting with diverse people.stripped of its paint with scissors and then dippedKnown for her use of stunning colour, Ayshain whatever fun smalling soap we could find; tocombines fluorescents with pastels to createus, these sticky slimy pencils were the next greatvibrant abstracted landscapes and florals thatfeat of engineering. Later I was a scientist asfeel uplifting and energetic, yet surreal andthe fourth-grade lesson on ants led me to askserene. Though always a creative, Aysha hasfor ant farms for Christmas and ask to visit myonly recently delved into painting despite noGrandmothers house so I could observe the ants@ayshamendesartformal arts education. Her work features mainlyacrylics on canvas or paper but she loves firstname.lastname@example.org for some unknown reason she kept tryingto kill. I am still that same little kid holding a pairplay with new materials such as inks, spray paint,of skissors after coming back from the hiar sylistwatercolors, markers, pastels and even theor an apiring pencil engineer. I learn new thingscollage of physical objects.from the world around me.Island VibrationsPastel RapidsCoffee MorningParis36Acrylic and Oil Pastel25.4 x 25.4 cmAcrylic and Oil Pastel25.4 x 50.8 cm37Acrylic on Paper12 x 16 cmAcrylic on Vinyl164x164 cm