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)Parham GhalamdarSir Mbonu Christopher EmeremBorn in Tehran in 1994, Parham Ghalamdar movedWorld-class painter, Sir Mbonu Christopherto the UK in 2015. His background as a graffitiEmerem, born on December 8, 1957, hails fromartist, and his experiences of authoritarianismUburuekwe, Isu L.G.A., Imo-State, Nigeria.in Iran, have undoubtedly impacted hisMulti-award winning autodidact visual artist, whothinking and practice. Resistance to oppressivegraduated in 1983 as an Economist (Specialisingideology is especially evident in the nature ofin Mathematical Economics and Econometrics)the drawings, in their medium, stylistic qualityfrom the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, before heand undeniable audacity. But across a wideranswered his natural calling by distinguishingpractice, Ghalamdar draws on other influenceshimself as a resourceful, versatile and prolifictoo, including Western and Middle Eastern Artartistic genius.History, Soviet Realism, animation and traditionalExtensively exhibited across the globe inPersian miniatures.Ghalamdar’s paintings depict sagacious worlds,@emeremmbonuprestigious museums, galleries, etc, in morethan 8 countries including: U.S.A., Argentina,unique and profound, threaded together inRomania, Italy, Mexico, Dubai, United Kingdom,community. Motifs, objects and scenarios appearNigeria, etc.@parham.ghalamdarand reappear, introduced and examined. Theyecho the frames of a storyboard, but this storyWorks, selected by International Jury, form partof the Permanent Collections, Internationalis fractured, futile and dysfunctional – a storyDynamic Contemporary Arts Museum, (MIDAC),undone, an anti-narrative.Terra dell’ Arte, Italy.The Lobsters’ DreamThat’s UsLeft To ContemplateTrapped in The Dance of Destiny44Oil on Pearlescent Paper42 x 29.7 cmOil on Paper42 x 29.7 cmAcrylic on Canvas122 x 137.2 cm200345Acrylic on Canvas122 x 137.2 cm2003