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)Alejandro RexSofiia Olena KalmykovaAn interdisciplinary artist merging painting,Sofiia was born in Simferopol, Ukraine on Februarysculpture and architecture studies through18, 1997. She has been interested in art sincethe breaking down of boundaries of what ischildhood.considered a work of art. This is expressed inIn 2013 she witnessed the process of occupationan intuitive creative process through the useof Crimea by Russian troops. As a result, in theof discarded mundane objects and salvagedfall of 2014 Sofia and her family were forced tomaterials, being guided by what nature canleave their home in the Crimea and move toreveal when one knows how to seek. A vitalLviv, the west of Ukraine, where she started torecurring theme in his works is a deep-rootedstudy design.quest for identity, having dual nationalityDuring her studies she took a deep dive into thebetween Mexico and the US and experiencingworld of art. In 2019 Sofia had her first personalboth cultures existentially. Inherent with a nativeexhibition at the Lviv Palace of Arts. With herinstinct to push the limits and finding a sense offellow young artists she organized several modernfreedom, his artworks embody that of a neo-art performances which made an impact on theshaman wandering through the simulacracultural life of Lviv.@alejandro.bismark_of buildings, paved ground, lush forests andserpentine bayous in the paradoxical landscapes@kalmykova_artIn 2020 she graduated from Ukrainian Academyof Printing (fine arts).of the metropolis. Throughout his travels andNow Sofia lives in Leipzig, Germany, where sheexperiences he also illustrates a reference tokeeps on looking for new experiences, improvesancestral wisdom through Mexica folklore, thusher technique and looks for new opportunities.revealing our lost connection to nature.Family RexTaxi y Leche (Ode to SAMO)The ShellsThe Orogin4Crayon on Paper27.94 x 20.32 cmAcrylic, Marker and Oilstick on Canvas40.64 x 30.48 cm5Painting70 x 90 cmPainting40 x 120 cm