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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Alejandro Rex

Sofiia Olena Kalmykova

An interdisciplinary artist merging painting,

Sofiia was born in Simferopol, Ukraine on February

sculpture and architecture studies through

18, 1997. She has been interested in art since

the breaking down of boundaries of what is

childhood.

considered a work of art. This is expressed in

In 2013 she witnessed the process of occupation

an intuitive creative process through the use

of Crimea by Russian troops. As a result, in the

of discarded mundane objects and salvaged

fall of 2014 Sofia and her family were forced to

materials, being guided by what nature can

leave their home in the Crimea and move to

reveal when one knows how to seek. A vital

Lviv, the west of Ukraine, where she started to

recurring theme in his works is a deep-rooted

study design.

quest for identity, having dual nationality

During her studies she took a deep dive into the

between Mexico and the US and experiencing

world of art. In 2019 Sofia had her first personal

both cultures existentially. Inherent with a native

exhibition at the Lviv Palace of Arts. With her

instinct to push the limits and finding a sense of

fellow young artists she organized several modern

freedom, his artworks embody that of a neo-

art performances which made an impact on the

shaman wandering through the simulacra

cultural life of Lviv.

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of buildings, paved ground, lush forests and

serpentine bayous in the paradoxical landscapes

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In 2020 she graduated from Ukrainian Academy

of Printing (fine arts).

of the metropolis. Throughout his travels and

Now Sofia lives in Leipzig, Germany, where she

experiences he also illustrates a reference to

keeps on looking for new experiences, improves

ancestral wisdom through Mexica folklore, thus

her technique and looks for new opportunities.

revealing our lost connection to nature.

Family Rex

Taxi y Leche (Ode to SAMO)

The Shells

The Orogin

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Crayon on Paper

27.94 x 20.32 cm

Acrylic, Marker and Oilstick on Canvas

40.64 x 30.48 cm

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Painting

70 x 90 cm

Painting

40 x 120 cm

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