Boomer Magazine #3, Identity, Frida Kahlo

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BOOMER MAGAZINE | IDENTITY | FRIDA KAHLO Editor’s Note. How do we build identity in art and most importantly how do we make ourselves accepted? Being an artist was never easy and most of the times especially in the emerging period things are really hard and complicated. One of the most complicated aspects is being accepted exactly as we are and for the things we stand for, for example our Art and our true self. The whole idea of identity and acceptance might not sound like a big deal but is the fundamental base for everything that humankind stands for, especially in art. The theme for the third edition of our magazine is “IDENTITY” and leading on the cover is a true icon, someone that has inspired millions around the world not just in art but on all social levels, Frida Kahlo. More than sixty seven years have passed since her death but Frida still continues to empower generations of artists to accept themselves and share their identities and their art with the world. The purpose of this publication is to inspire artists to accept themselves and their art without being forced into the stereotypical theatre that our society plays with. “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality” - Frida Kahlo Kindly note that most of the works are for sale. For any enquires regarding artists, prices, purchase, shipments- you can kindly contact us at email@boomergallery.net or contact the artists directly via Instagram (Instagram user name in the bio). Thank you for your attention, and we hope you will enjoy reading about the selected artists and their works.

Editor

Constantin

Graphic Designer Carolina Pastore

Publisher

Boomer Gallery



TABLE OF CONTENT | BOOMER MAGAZINE #3 I DECEMBER 2021 1. Rosemary Meza-DesPlas 2. Jemima Murphy 3. Vera Hoi 4. Meri Aisala 5. Miyuki Hiraoka 6. Ai Nakada 7. Olesea Sibaeva 8. Tetiana Mokrik 9. Anghelina Ponomarenco 10. Agnes Pang 11. Lora Pavlova 12. Vartist 13. Ewelina Skowronska 14. Elisa Comberiati 15. Angela Su 16. Mimi, Ni Studios 17. Salome Kobulashvili 18. Josh Harnack 19. Arielle Brochin 20. Regina Potapova 21. Mona Henao 22. Kirill Gera Arkadyev 23. Anna Novakov 24. Lee Joon-young 25. Candela Murillo 26. Katrina Thibodeau 27. Sólveig Eva 28. Di Miranda 29. Gambo Mac Cionaoith 30. Gabriela Farnell 31. Stéphanie Barbetta 32. Beatriz Lopez Lopez 33. Olga Stupina 34. Kathryn Sillince 35. Jorge Gonzalez 36. Agata di Masternak 37. Miriam Ritler 38. My Linh Mac 39. Cheng Wai Ho (Alfred Cheng) 40. Anton Frolov 41. Evgenia Lantsman 42. Artist Katsiaryna Parukava 43. Tal Pacey (Pshititzky) 44. Weronika Raczynska 45. Louise Jayne McComiskey 46. Natalja Heybroek 47. Victoria Vorona 48. Olivia Seger 49. Marina Skorobogatova 50. Oxana Raduga 51. Dinara Aristo

52. Anastasia Pankina 53. Oleksandra Kulikovska 54. Amanda Field 55. Larisa Khairetdinova 56. Belinha Silva 57. Denisa Mansfield 58. Olena Morokhovska 59. Alyona Kartun 60. João Góis 61. Daria Setevinets 62. Zakalyuzhnaya Anna 63. Umapathy 64. Alena Lloyd 65. Nadezhda Belova 66. Oksana Zapotochna 67. Goran Makeski 68. Yu-Tzu Huang 69. Natty Sviderskaia 70. Sandra Koretskaya 71. Mahsa Merci 72. Maria Di Gaetano 73. Maria Zober 74. Yulia Artemyeva 75. Tasnova Zerin Haque 76. Erold Sommer 77. Diana Kondra 78. Adarsh Nellore 79. Andrii (Abhinava) Chernovil 80. Natalia Garber 81. A.N. 82. Evgeniy Vladimirovich Golubev 83. Elizabeth Suvorova 84. Dawn Limbert 85. Filipenko Vladimir Yuryevich 86. Andrée Adley 87. Dyana Zada 88. Amandine Mondion 89. CAR ACT AIR 90. Elena Cecchinato 91. Claire Morton Creative Artist 92. Caren Garfen 93. Lisa Marie Forde 94. Greg Kent 95. Margaret Hull 96. Veronica Alkmim Franca 97. Varvara Marchenko 98. Zoey Andreas 99. Alevtina Caravona 100. Lena Silva 101. Jing Qiu


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Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

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Rosemary Meza-DesPlas is a multidisciplinary artist whose studio practice includes fiber arts, drawing, painting, installation, video, and spoken word performance. She received her BFA from the University of North Texas and her MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art (Hoffberger School of Painting). The foundation for her art practice is research and writing about the intersection of social issues and gender inequalities. She utilizes the figure as a vehicle to discuss sociocultural topics through a feminist lens. Fiber works are created by hand-stitching her hair into various surfaces; she hasbeen sewing with hair since 2000. As a Latina with pelo malo, the material culture of hair speaks to her identity: ethnicity and gender. Meza-DesPlas exhibits with Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and form & concept gallery in Santa Fe, NM. She currently resides in Farmington, New Mexico.

What You Whispered, Should Be Screamed

Slow Burn

hand-sewn gray human hair on black twill fabric, 89 x 83 cm

specialty fabric, hand-sewn human hair, mylar, canvas, 109 x 140 cm

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Jemima Murphy

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Jemima is a painter from the New Forest. She studied Russian at the University of Bristol and spent a year in St Petersburg where she took a term at Repin Institute of Arts. Her 2021 solo show ‘Wild Things’ was a huge success and her work has since been in mnay private collections. She addresses strength, positivity and happiness in the unknown; her paintings tell a romantic mystery in an uncertain world. Jemima captures excitement and dream-like views, shifting the focus from the natural to the personal. The activity within her work expresses stories with clarity belonging only to Jemima’s mind; it provides a host of clues for understanding her personal circumstance and mood, the turn of events that may have preceded it, alongside any future events that are unknown. Inspired by Fauvism, she creates and reimagines nature in vivid scenes with bright colours and dynamic compositions.

Eye of Heaven

Dancing with Angels

oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

oil on canvas, 150 x 120 cm

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Vera Hoi

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Vera Hoi is a professional Artist from Austria. She was born 1981 in Minsk, Belarus. After graduating from the University and having professional experience in business, Vera moves to Austria. There she learned academic methods of oil painting and also has attended abstract art school. Vera is a nature-inspired artist. Her paintings are an expression of emotions, experiences, thoughts, and dreams. Her purpose as an artist is to create paintings with depth and harmonic vibration that open the Heart to harmony, peace, healing, serenity, stillness, and love. Her work focuses on abstract figurativ and mostly textured compositions of colors and shapes. For this, she uses acrylic and oil paints, various structure pastes, and other artistic materials. Presently she has participated in several exhibitions in Europe and Russia.

After The Rain

Evening Mood

mixed media on canvas, 80 x 80 cm

mixed media on canvas, 80 x 80 cm

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Meri Aisala I was born in 1992 in the heart of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. I was an art line student in upper secondary school and continued on to study graphic design in University of Lapland, where I got my bachelor’s and master’s degrees with a major in graphic design and minoring in art history. I am now trying out a new path, studying education psychology and gender studies.

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My art tends to skew towards dark surrealism, but sometimes I also find myself lost in some bright and colorful, happier self expression. I like to put my difficult and strong emotions into my art and use it to deal with difficult questions I’m grappling with. I also like to use art as another vessel for my interests in alternative fashion and whatever else I may find myself obsessed with. My favorite mediums to work with are colored pencils and acrylic paints.

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Borderline

Adult

acrylic on wood, 46 x 67 cm

acrylic on board, 49,5 x 69.5 cm


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Miyuki Hiraoka “The best way to predict the future is to create it,“ - Abraham Lincoln.

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I was born in Japan and am learning design and science at the same time at two universities. My ambition is to create the future through design and science. Tech- nology is advancing every day, and what was once science fiction is no longer science fiction. In this day and age, people are sometimes afraid of big changes or expect benefits too much. However, if we discuss all the possibilities for the new era positively, it could also be a chance to rethink stereotypes of the present and move society forward. Here, I am a future artist who does not just predict, but also creates.

Pregnancy In The New Age

Keeping The Social Distancing Length Is More Than Science

still from a video, 30 x 40 cm

CG, 30 x 40 cm

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Ai Nakada The IDENTITY is liberation. I seek to understand the identity from the point of view of cognitive psychology. In order to know about the self, we need to know about human beings. I’m Cognitive psychologist based in London, Royal College of Art. My work is based on samples of real human eyes modelled by AI. On the other hand, it is based on the visual illusion of being able to recognise your own face even when it is upside down.

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And the model for knowing about human beings is AI (imitation). Because in order to find a boundary about the self, we need an object of comparison. In particular, it will be the unconscious that reflects the self. The unconscious is greatly reflected in the eyes, as it is said that “the eyes speak louder than the mouth”.

Real

We Are Here

Digital print from machine leaning data, 42 x 60 cm

Digital print from pupil measurement, 42 x 60 cm

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Olesea Sibaeva

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Olesea Sibaeva (Shibaeva) is a universal artist, a candidate member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Moldova, a member of the Association of Russian Artists of the Republic of Moldova “M-ART”, a member of the Creative Union of Professional Artists of Russia, a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London, United Kingdom). Participant of many exhibitions both at local art venues and international ones. Olesea was born in Chisinau on 11/16/1984. She has an Art School, College, University and has Master’s Degree at the Department of Decorative Applied Arts at the Creanga Institute. She also took numerous skill improvement courses. Participated in master classes on textile painting. Olesea is a versatile artist, engaged in all kinds of batik, origami, illustration, teaches fine and decorative arts to children of all ages, and this is not the whole list of creative directions of a young, but already loudly declared herself at the international level, artist.

White Bear

Beloved

tex.Batik, 50 x 60 cm

tex.Batik, 30 x 40 cm


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Tetiana Mokrik Tetiana Mokrik was born and work in Ukraine. I am specialized in expressive contemporary art, exactly in abstract painting. Abstract art is a special emotional language for me that helps me to share my feelings with people of any nationality without words. It deletes the boundaries and gives me a freedom of creativity. I am full-time artist because I cannot imagine my day without painting. It makes me happy, while painting the world seems to be stopped for me to feel the moment. My favorite quote that gives my guidance: “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint”- Edward Hopper.

tetianamokrik.art

The Rain Inside of Mango

Sea Mood I

acrylic and pastel on cotton canvas, 100 x 120 cm

acrylic and pastel on cotton canvas, 30 x 30 cm

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Anghelina Ponomarenco Anghelina Ponomarenco (legnaultra) is from Transnistria, a small and independent country. At the very young age of 19, she got married and followed her husband to England. Art has always been a part of her life, but at one point art became her great salvation. Having gone through a divorce, loneliness in a foreign country at such a young age, and a lot of other problems, she was not afraid to go headlong into her art. Giving all of herself to her work, impregnating each picture with meaning and emotional state, she confidently and boldly began to step up the career ladder.

legna.ultraa

Fragility

Support

Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

Oil on canvas, 95 x 60 cm

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Agnes Pang Agnes Pang is a multi media artist from Hong Kong. She is the author of a bilingual DIY book “Agnes Recycles - Arts and Crafts”. Other than a painter, she is an advocate of recycled art and has been sharing her creative ideas through her column in newspapers and TV programs. Her art is simple but colourful and vivid that gives positive message and energy to people. Agnes appreciates daily household waste and incorporates them with painting to create new form of art.

agnes_pang_art_recycling

Coral

Blossom

foamnet and plastic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

foamnet on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

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Lora Pavlova

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Contemporary abstract oil Painting. Artist, Belarus Lora Pavlova is a distinctive abstract artist from Belarus. She has a higher education in the field of economics, but her vocation, already having creative interests, she found in the studio of the famous Belarusian abstract artist Richard May, becoming his student from 2018 to 2019. At the moment, Lora Pavlova participates in personal and group exhibitions, and her works are in private collections in the Belarus, Germany, Finland, Austria, England, Scotland, USA, Japan, Greece. Until 2018, Lora was waiting for the right moment to realize her dream of art, free expression in it. Now she is constantly creating, exploring and improving in the direction of abstract painting. The artist says about her work: «Art is an inner call, a spiritual need, a flow of creative energy materialized in a painting». In the life truth, she sees a kind of poetry in her works.

Presidential Candidate Belarus 2020

Time Is Always The Same

oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

oil on canvas, 130 x 95 cm


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Vartist Vartist is an artist physically based in Paris, and in parallel residing in different metaverses. In his free time he works as a shepherd attending to abstract sheep grazing on digital landscapes. He ascribes to the philosophy “no style is my style” and explores the landscapes of imagination like a tourist. He calls this creative tourism. Travelling into the unknown and landing in places he has never been before.

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Untitled 2

Untitled 3

digital art, variable sizes

digital art, variable sizes

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Ewelina Skowronska Ewelina Skowronska (b. 1980) is a Polish visual artist developing her practice in the fields of images and objects through the use of printmaking, drawings, ceramic, and video animation. Her interests include concepts of body, identities, gender and psychology of human relations. She seeks inspiration for her artistic practice in everyday experiences, mythology, poetry, speculative narratives and intangible connections of the world.

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Ewelina holds an MFA in Political Science. In 2015 she retrained and specialized in visual arts at University of The Arts London where she graduated with distinction. Ewelina’s work has been exhibited in London, Ireland, USA, Canada, Poland, and Japan. In 2017, she was awarded the Print Prize by ST Bridge Foundation, and in 2018 she was shortlisted for Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018

What’s lost and can never be found

Nevertheless

mix media on paper, 76 x 66 cm

mix media on paper, 76 x 66 cm


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Elisa Comberiati

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I have always been surrounded by Art. I just didn’t realisehow much it served as food for my well-being. I stopped painting for about 10 years, which unknowingly caused an increasing profound instability out of which a personal crisis came knocking. I found the answer to be the simplest of all, I needed to paint. I didn’t remember anymore the liberating storm that comes upon me once I start painting and start to give shape to my internal content. Painting is liberating and healing, instead of using words you use strokes to write your diary. A painting is always the artist very personal perception of something. In my case, I let the brush flow according to feelings, memories, and imagination all together. I always had quite a vivid imagination and sensitive inspiration inspecific topics I grew up with, specifically the “real maravilloso” and “realismo magico” of the Latin-American literature which results in a very organic, flora and fauna shapes.

A Dream About My Aura

My Flora And Fauna III

acrylic on canvas, 130 x 90 cm

acrylic on canvas, 60 x 90 cm

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Angela Su Angela (b.1990) is a self-taught artist based in Southern California, United States. She has been drawing since childhood and won her first award in grade school. She began abstract painting in 2021. Painting is the realization of her authentic self; it allows her to tap into a universal omnipresence beyond the transient physical forms. Albeit a physical act, it quiets conscious thoughts and takes her into the vast radiance of her true nature, allowing the reality of awareness to manifest onto the canvases.

angelasu

Untitled 001

Untitled 005

acrylic on canvas, 50.8 x 50.8 x 1.27 cm

acrylic on canvas, 61 x 61 x 1.5 cm

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Mimi, Ni Studios I am an autobiographical and multidisciplinary artist. I run Ni Studios, an art studio and shop in York City Centre, North Yorkshire. The basis of my oeuvre is cathartic expressionism, emotional release and relatability to my viewer’s lives.

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Something’s Wrong

Two Heads With One Body

mixed media, A1 format

mixed media, A2 format


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Salome Kobulashvili

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Salome Kobulashvili is a sculptor and jeweler from Georgia. It happened to be that Salome is a granddaughter of King Erekle, and the last residential house of her ancestors was transferred to the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Her works are created by mixed media, using mineral stones collected from different parts of Georgia keeping their authentical shape and texture, also using different materials such as smalt, clay, bronze, and silver. Her background in stomatology gave her the ability to see the little details differently and play with them in a creative way. She has been working in this field since 2016 and is actively working on both sculptures and jewelry. Salome’s works are kept in private collections around the world.

Coral...Nefertiti...

Theater

bronze and coral, 5 H x 2 W x 6 D cm

bronze and wood, 12 H x 9 W x 2 D cm

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Josh Harnack

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Josh was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where his spark for the arts began. After graduating highschool in 2012, Josh moved to Vancouver to study film. During this time, Josh was diagnosed with cancer on three separate occasions, resulting in surgery, radiation treatment, and, ultimately, chemotherapy. In 2015, Josh moved back home to Edmonton, where he began his professional career as an artist. A couple of years later, Josh graduated with from NAIT with distinction, majoring in both Graphic Design and Visual Communication while showing his works in exhibitions and galleries across Western Canada. His themes usually center around belonging, or lack thereof, blending in and standing out. Josh has received awards and grants in both fine art and design and has recently published a book highlighting the triumphs and tribulations of art making.

Material Animals: Female

Ruminating 2020

acrylic on birch panel, 101.6 cm round

mixed media on birch panel, 91.5 cm round

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Arielle Brochin My name is Arielle Brochin, but you can call me Ari. I go by The Golden Canvas, a name that suggests art is unlimited and boundless.

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As a young girl that grew up in a predominantly Jewish and traditional town in New Jersey, my art talents were looked down upon and seen as a hobby or a last resort. I was constantly told I would never make money as an artist, and with that I suppressed that side of myself. I felt a large gap in the way I was able to express myself and cope with various things. I lost myself by trying to blend in with the crowd. I didn’t come out of hiding until I read a book about Frida Kahlo titled “What Would Frida Do?”, a book that empowers you to proudly and boldly be yourself. And with that motivation, I started my journey to find myself as a feminist, mixed media artist.

Objectification

Body Dysmorphia

acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 50 x 76 cm

acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 50 x 76 cm


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Regina Potapova

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My name is Regina Potapova and I’m a watercolor artist from Moscow, Russia. Participant of numerous exhibitions all around the globe and a member of the International Watercolor Society, Eurasian Art Union and International Arts Foundation. I started painting pretty much since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. It was almost like an obsession I was born with. I’ve been painting ever since and it was through my exploration with different styles and kinds of paint that I found watercolor to be the one for me. Of all the different kinds of paint, watercolor is the only one capable of projecting the light and transparency the way the should be. Its diversity and uniqueness have almost a hypnotic effect on people admiring it. Nothing else can use a plain white color of paper with such finesse and elegance. It’s almost like a fine-tuned musical instrument that can deliver both harmony and contrast in the same efficient way. What am I ?

Red Maples in Kyoto

Autumn Birch Trees

watercolor on paper, 55 × 39 cm

watercolor on paper, 28 × 39 cm


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Mona Henao Easy to say what I was. A well educated woman, a copywriter, and an independent, powerful female. What will I be tomorrow? Time will tell. Yesterday’s tomorrow made me a janitor. A janitor who found in art an open door to rebuild agonizing dreams. As for who I am, I’ve always been a creative, intelligent woman, a very strong one, and as cliche as it may sound, a fighter. That’s who I am, and that’s what my art is about: it doesn’t really matter what you are, but who you are. It is who you are that makes your legacy, because what you are does not define your soul.

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I’m Mona Henao: the woman, the artist, the dreamer. I’m Mona Henao : the one that despite yesterday’s tomorrow, won’t stop until the what and the who are perfectly in line. And I’m on the right direction.

Overalls and Pearls

Brooklin Dreams

acrylic on canvas, 73 x 60 cm

acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 x 2 cm


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Kirill Gera Arkadyev First of all, in my art, I explore human nature. Thoughts, feelings, and reactions of a person to the issue I have chosen. Sometimes, this statement can be about a particular feeling or a set of feelings. I independently studied psychology (based on the works of L. S. Vygotsky) and was particularly interested in nonverbal psychology. This is how I started my career as an artist-by trying to portray reactions artistically.

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I chose symbolism, surrealism and avant-garde as the main tools, a kind of foundation on which I tried to create my own, unique style. And mostly graphics, because I like its accuracy. Also, I am somewhat excited about the irremediability in the graphics. In contrast to painting, in graphic work (thought out storyline and figuratively) there are moments where I can make an irreparable mistake. So every work, for me, is to some extent a risk, a game of fragility.

A Girl On A Nudist Beach Who Thought About Religion

Peeked Pleasure

paper, gel, acrylic, 42 x 29 cm

paper, gel, markers, acrylic, 60 x 40 cm


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Anna Novakov

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Anna Novakov is a Serbian-American artist, writer and curator whose practice focuses on the transitory modalities of the olfactory, vestimentary and gastronomic arts. As an artist and certified perfumer, Novakov is able to unpack events through a multisensory artistic lens by examining seemingly inconsequential things, such as the smells of outdoor markets and historic recipes. While her creative practice focuses on conceptual perfumery and textile design she is also invested in the role of scent and touch in the construction of personal and collective memories, fragrance as an aspect of Utopian societies and cooking as a sociopolitical act. The author of dozens of books, articles and exhibition catalogues, Novakov is currently the Art and Technology contributor to Art Press (Paris) and Vice President (USA) of the AICA - International Association of Art Critics (Paris).

Holding Pattern Series 1.2

Holding Pattern Series 2.2

wax and ink on wooden board

wax and ink on wooden board


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Lee Joon-young My name is Lee Joon-young and I am a digital artist from South Korea. Through my abstract digital paintings, I aim to depict the spectrum of emotions felt in everyday life.

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A Smile Of Pain

When I Close My Eyes

digital oil painting, 60 x 72 cm

digital oil painting, 60 x 72 cm


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Candela Murillo My name is Candela Murillo, I am currently working as a dancer with two companies , Dadodans and Ant physical theater, I also work as a marketing assistant and dansrepeater/ choreographer assistant for Susanna Marx (ITA Amsterdam). I have my own collective ‘Mandarin hands’ where we merge different art disciplines together. Apart from being a dancer, I am a visual artist, constantly working on combining painting and movement together. My most recent research explores the texture of natural pigments on the skin and how that makes you move.

kamusa_art

This year I have received the Zelveren Krekel for the most impressive stage performance, and I am nominated for the golden one next September by the VSCD.

Unintentional intention II

Unintentional intention I

mixed media, 120 x 140 cm

mixed media, 160 x 160 cm

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Katrina Thibodeau

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Katrina Thibodeau is a Canadian self-taught contemporary artist. Opening her first business at age 17 this young artist was awarded the Young Entrepreneurship Award of Ontario and has since gone on to be featured in Bridges to Better Businesses, CTV News, and was awarded the Excellence in Entrepreneurship for Sault Ste Marie in 2018. Katrina was a Featured Artist at the OSA Opened Juried Exhibition November 4th to December 31st 2020 and her oil dry brush paintings have been featured in a Solo Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Algoma and the National Art Platform, Culture Days. With hyper realistic portraits being her main focus due to the boldness and simplicity monochromatic brings in allowing her to capture emotion, this artist’s raw talent is depicted on the canvas as she lets the art speak for itself to draw out deep emotion from her viewer.

Untilited

Restrained

oil paint on stretched linen, 122 x 152 cm

oil paint on stretch linen, 122 x 152 cm

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Sólveig Eva

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I’m an Icelandic storyteller living in New York. I write graphic novels, devise performances with my award winning company Spindrift, perform characters on TV and stage, mural, animate and illustrate things I find beautiful or interesting. As an illustrator I focus on nature, portraiture, femininity and female-identifying experiences such as those of bodily autonomy, pleasure, resiliency and healing. I also love exploring relationships, parenthood and the multiplicity of identity and belonging. In addition to numerous gallery exhibitions, fringe festivals and contracted murals I have created artwork for Starbucks UK, The National Museum of Iceland and Proctor & Gamble. I began my training at Reykjavík School of Arts before earning my BA in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College in London. I studied screenwriting at UCLA, creative writing at Stanford.

Consumption and Healing

Consumption and Healing

pen and paper to procreate, unlimited digital piece

pen and paper to procreate, unlimited digital piece

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Di Miranda I was born in Manaus, Amazonas and when I was a child doodling painting and making cartoons of my family were my favoritegames. I never left this practice aside, but after grew up it became clearer what I was really born to do. Experiencing more than 35 countries and taking up residence in some of them was fundamental for my awakening as a real artist. Today, in my 15-year career with art, I paint what I experienced, felt and added to me as a professional and a human being.

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The Boy

The Boy and The Fish

oil on canvas, 81 x 74 cm

oil on canvas, 53 x 32 cm


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Gambo Mac Cionaoith Gambo Mac Cionaoith (b. 1998) is an abstract painter based in Fife, Scotland. Artist and Architecture student with a HND in Art & Design. Born and raised in a working-class area in Scotland was heavily influential in the development of Gambos’ creative drive; the want and need to escape from an area that does not appreciate the arts only encourages Gambo to pursue his art and its’ development at full speed.

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His works take the form of abstract paintings heavily characterised by movement, twisting and intertwining forms using quick and powerful strokes. using various materials such as oil paint, oil sticks and graphite. Gambo creates with the intention of portraying the emotional spectrum with elements of symbolism and storytelling, influenced by mythology, literature, and the human experience.

King of Mandrillus

Siegfried

oil, spray paint, oil stick, graphite, oil pastel on canvas, 76.2 x 101.6 cm

oil, spray paint, oil stick, graphite, oil pastel on canvas, 76.2 x 76.2 cm


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Gabriela Farnell

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Gabriela Farnell was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both for her self-taught training and for the management of her work independently and self-managed, coinciding with the democratization of the art market that implied the massive internet, Gabriela Farnell maintains and exercises the new position of the artist as exclusive manager of her work, reaching international dissemination through the use of new technological resources. Gabriela Farnell’s artwork is a constant search, a search understood as a game shared with the spectator, in the combination of common cultural memories, popular iconography, historical codes and aesthetic contemporaneity. The art understood as kind communication of open end, without prejudices or morals. Gabriela Farnell enjoys the creative game and shows it in each of her works, inviting the viewer to share that enjoyment.

Identity

Farnell - Terra Cognitae

detail mixed media on paper and canvas, 70 x 60 cm

mixed media on paper, 50 x 70 cm


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Stéphanie Barbetta Visual artist, poet and actress. For the first time I have made a series that is close to a documentary because my identity changed suddenly. From the hospital room of my prematurely born children in neonatology, I took photographs related to the birth of motherhood and prematurity. During three months, in the confined space of a hospital room, the forbidden camera stole moments that were supposed to remain intimate.

substancebrute

The gaze is fixed on the trapped body, the hindered breastfeeding, the machines and the bond that persists through the pipes.

Breath

Shout Up

Acne break out series, variable sizes

Acne break out series, variable sizes

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Beatriz Lopez

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Born in Madrid in 1974, within an artistic family. Learn to draw and paint at a young self-taught, surrounded by an atmosphere of painters and sculptors who come frequently to the study of his father, a doctor-painter, in Palma de Mallorca. He studied architecture at La Coruna, abandoning the first year, avoiding stereotypes set by the University. This race takes experience and perspective on notions of construction and afternoons and evenings at street drawing, of which there is a whole block of sea port, his favorite corner of this city. Back to Madrid, his hometown, where just studying engineering, without abandoning the idea of one day devoted entirely to painting. These studies define end of linear and geometric style of painting. Always using a rich chromaticism, acquired during his travels through Latin America, Asi sia and Europe, and his love of nature, light and color.

Looking For Paradise

Looking For Another World

oil on canvas, 100 x 89 cm

oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Olga Stupina My name is Olga Stupina. I was born and live in the Moscow region. Since childhood, she studied at an art school. But after school she became an entrepreneur. Years later, I returned to drawing. At first it was just a hobby, drawing for the soul. I like nature, how it changes with the seasons. Another passion of mine is Picasso’s work, I see his responses in urban architecture. I have been drawing professionally for the last year, participated in various exhibitions. I have two directions in creativity: 1) urban landscapes with elements of abstraction and cubism, made with acrylic 2) collages with the theme of abstraction, cubism and modern urban life.

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Stylish and Rich Guy

Female Versatility

collage, 29 x 41 cm

collage, 29 x 41 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Kathryn Sillince

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Through my paintings, I’m fascinated by exploring the transformative power of meditation in front of a work of art, and the powerful uplifting effect it can have. When I lived in London for my second degree in Fashion in 2004, it was a particularly lonely time for me, and I used to make regular pilgrimages to the Rothko room at the Tate Modern just before closing. The rich depth in the seemingly simple layers of colour filled my peripheral vision, it was like being comforted by a large shroud. It had the power to strip my loneliness away leaving me in a new state, comforted, numbing transient anxieties. They held my hand and drew me in. 3 years ago I was referred for ADHD, and the more I learn about it, I’ve become increasingly interested in exploring that crossover with my creative brain, as I rediscover my new identity as a woman, nearly 40 with neurodiversity, I create my work to serve the viewer, with the hope of soothing their anxieties.

Rainbow Polyps III’

Rainbow Polyps V’

acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 91 x 91 cm

acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 61 x 61 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Jorge Gonzalez

www.larayanegra.com

He Studied furniture and object design at the Design School of the National Institute of Fine Arts (Formerly the handicraft school of the citadel, Mexico City, founded by the teacher Jose Chávez Morado) with teachers such as Jorge Best (Murals and mosaics) and Gerardo Rodriguez (Industrial Design Manual, 1986). He dedicated himself for a time to the design of wooden furniture in the company Puertas y Muebles de Oaxaca SA de CV owned by Mr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez y Rodriguez. In 1995 he worked for the sculptor Juan Carlos Canfield with whom he collaborates making sets and props for plays such as Pedro Páramo and 10 contemporary dance productions for the INBA dance company directed by Jose Luis Cruz. In 2010 Jorge collaborated again with sculptor Juan Carlos Canfield and Rick Birch in the production and manufacture of EL COLOSO a monumental piece to celebrate the centenary of the Mexican revolution.

Liberty Enlightening The World

Love Fati Stars Final

acrylic on canvas, 91 x 122 cm

acrylic on canvas, 122 x 76 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Agata di Masternak I am an artist based in London who is exploring all concepts of self-identity and other people’s identity. I graduated from Central Saint Martins College and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

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My journey of discovering my identity started with the series of paintings called Big Heads when I got diagnosed with Arteriovenerous Malformation in my head and I went through 40 surgeries on my head. My face was constantly changing over the last 22 years to the extent that I completely lost who I was. The Big Heads series became my diary analysing changes of the face. The series transitioned into the Out of the Body Experience series when I experienced leaving my body and exploring the other realm. That impacted my perspective on things, on the self and my surroundings.

Big Heads Dyptych

Big Heads

oil, wax, encaustic,plasticine, acrylic warnish on canvas, 153 x 265 cm

oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Miriam Ritler

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Musicians are Icons. On concerts, they captivate thousands of peoples with their personality and share their message with the world. The fans identify with the music and the artist itself. It becomes part of who they are and how they want to be. I capture those precious moments of live music in the most authentic way. With textures, colours, effects and dimensions, I want to breathe the magic of live music back into my paintings and create vivid images that are just as captivating as the live show once was. I define myself neither as a painter nor as a photographer. For me, the work starts when I pick up the camera and the lights go out in the concert hall and ends when I have made the last brush stroke. What lies in between is a mix of magic, music, inspiration and capturing that one moment.

Slipknot

Rammstein

oil on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

oil on canvas, 120 x 160 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

My Linh Mac

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My Linh Mac is a multi-media artist, awardwinner graphic designer, and art educator based in Chicago. Mac is best known for her digital paintings, traditional oil paintings, and her series of contemporary ‘galactic /no-brush’ paintings- Ranbu. As an accomplished painter, her works portray beauty in humble places with her signature style of deep and vibrant accent colors. While Mac’s paintings have varied genres, from conceptual, abstract, and figurative to contemporary, her digital and visual design works are commercial. Mac’s multi-media artworks are represented by galleries, institutional art museums, and private art collections in over 8 countries. Including the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Fluctuate

Plumb

acrylic, 60.96 x 76.2 cm

acrylic, 60.96 x 76.2 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Cheng Wai Ho (Alfred Cheng) B. Hong Kong. 1988 “Everything in the world is interconnected to each other”

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Alfred Cheng is a thread artist based in Hong Kong. A self-taught artist demonstrated his thought by weaving a single thread on canvas. He believes every independent object in the world is not perfect. Only by interconnected to each other, then the ultimate well-balance phenomenon can be generated. Therefore perfection simply doesn’t exist to him, but only the ultimate wellbalance. There will be no boundary in Alfred’s mind by denying the absolute answer. So it allows Alfred to explore the subtle parts in different areas and connect them together by a single thread to create his own world. There is always a sense of purity in Alfred’s works.

Existence

The Fallen Astronaut

a single thread, 90 x 90 cm

a single thread, 90 x 90 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Anton Frolov I am an artist from Russia, my name is Anton Frolov. I graduated from the Southern Federal University with a degree in design. After graduating from university, I am professionally engaged in painting. I have not participated in major exhibitions, I live in a small mining town. I present to your attention several pictures from my project “Leodr”. This is a mixture of Old Russian icon painting and futurism.

l.e.o.d.r

Dreams of St. George

Fallen UFO

wood, tempera, gold leaf, 75 x 75 cm

wood, tempera, gold leaf, 75 x 75 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Evgenia Lantsman My name is Evgenia Lantsman, I’m 41 years old and I live in Israel. I was born and raised in Russia where I studied Arts. Painting and the desire to create is a very important part of my life! I can even say, that painting IS my life! My true love is oil painting and my passion is portraiture and figurative art in which I’m constantly developing myself!

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Every face and every person is a unique story for me! The most important thing for me is to convey emotions and mood through my artwork! To tell a viewer a certain story! Each work is individual and at the same time carries one common message - love. Love for people, for life!!!

Sister Bond

Up To The Light

oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm

oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Katsiaryna Parukava

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Artist Katsiaryna Parukava was born in 1992, in the city of Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus. In 2009 she graduated from the School of Arts No. 3 in Vitebsk with a degree in Fine Arts. The passion for the entire animal world and the craving for drawing are intertwined into one whole, forming the main vector on the creative path of development. The artist is admired and inspired by the centuriesold wisdom in defining nature and wildlife. Since ancient times, people have endowed animals with human and mystical qualities. They were deified and elevated to the rank of sacred beings. The fundamental point in the works is the transfer in a hyperrealistic manner of the image of rare animals, by superimposing many thin lines with a sword brush on the canvas, which, through a variety of shades and layers, convey all the splendor of the animals that inhabit our planet.

Autumn Time

Few People Saw Her

oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

oil on canvas, 65 x 50 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Tal Pacey (Pshititzky) My name is Tal Pacey (Pshititzky), and I am an artist based in Manchester. I studied art in TelAviv (at Avni), and I am a master’s degree student at the OU.

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Self-Portrait-1

Self-Portrait-2

oil on paper, 16 x 15 cm

oil on paper, 30 x 21 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Weronika Raczynska Weronika Raczynska – painter born in Warsaw, Poland in 1978. 1997-2002 – European Academy of Arts (EAS) in Warsaw, Poland – Faculty of Painting; 2002 – Master of Fine Arts degree in painting. 2008-2010 – The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Cracow, Poland – Faculty of Painting, post-graduate studies in painting, completed in 2010. Paintings by Weronika Raczynska are in private collections in Poland and another countries of Europe, and also in New Zealand, Philippines and United States of America.

www.raczynska.net

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Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Auntie Alina after Helena Drowolska

Family Portrait

acrylic on cardboard, 100 x 70 cm

acrylic on cardboard, 100 x 70 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Louise Jayne McComiskey I have always struggled to convey my feelings and thoughts with words, diving into art has become my best therapy. A huge part of my process is my excessive daydreaming, I pick up so many ideas from my surroundings and daily experiences. I am constantly finding ways to make the everyday mundane object weird and wonderful. I would describe my art as my visual diary, scrolling through each piece will give you an insight into how I identify myself and my feelings. I hope people can find what they need in my work, comfort, validation, grief or even just a good laugh.

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Woman on the Moon

Fish Brain

digital photomontage, 29.7 x 42 cm

analog photomontage, 29.7 x 42 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Natalja Heybroek

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The fluid nature of life is the focus of Natalja Heybroek’s artwork, as it explores the movement of one subjective experience into the next. It embodies a strong relationship with the natural world while revealing the unusual capabilities of materials. The organic forms have a tendency to lead the mind towards a more immediate connection with the senses. To deepen the experience, each piece is based on elemental concepts that revolve around philosophy, emotion and knowledge. The human unending pursuit of truth is the topic of these floating paintings that are fossilised in epoxy. Veritas Lux Mea means ‘the truth is my light’ in Latin, which is the name of the sevenpart series that these works are part of. The essence of the word ‘truth’ implies a universality, yet upon reflection what comes to light is that each person’s truth is deeply personal. (Photo credit Sven Jacobs)

Qualia

Sapience

mixed medium in epoxy, 60 x 60 x 7 cm

mixed medium in epoxy, 60 x 60 X 7 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Victoria Vorona I am 26 years old. Russia.Siberia.Irkutsk Member of the Youth Union of Artists of Russia. I live near the deepest lake in the world, Baikal. Our culture and our traditions inspire me to create portraits in different styles and genres. But I especially like to draw old people. In their faces we can see the whole story of their life.

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Portrait of A Stranger

Portrait of Julia

marker, 59,4 х 84,1 cm

marker, 59,4 х 84,1 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Olivia Seger At this point, a description of one’s own person usually follows. So I could write that I was born on 06.10.1978 in Switzerland and add a list of my career. But this doesn’t really say anything about my art. That’s why I prefer to keep it with my art, which is minimalist and therefore leaves the viewer a lot of room for his own imagination. I am a self-taught artist and my Art is selfexplanatory! I’m only the lucky one, who is allowed to express it.

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Nevertheless, those who look at my artworks will casually learn more about me than the most detailed description of my life so far would ever be able to.

Dark Art XIII

Dark Art XX

acrylic painting on canvas, 60 x 60 x 4 cm

acrylic painting on canvas, 100 x 80 x 4 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Marina Skorobogatova My name is Marina Skorobogatova, I am 51 years old and I’m from Russia. Professional artist, I teach painting, I am engaged in sculpture, interior decoration and dolls.

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Pierrot Rabbit

Ulenspiegel Allusions Rats

textile, around 40 cm

textiles, leather, glass plastic, around 40 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Oxana Raduga

oxanaraduga_arts

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My name is Oxana Raduga (Raduga is a nickname , translated from Russian as Rainbow), , I am from St Petersburg, Russia. I have Master Degree in fashion illustration though i have a keen interest in painting as an artist with impressionistic manner. I had been working for many years in international glossy magazines as well as fashion observer and illustrator. I always admire women - the creatures of God. Let yourself writing your own poem in arts. I am cinemaholic and I reflect my love to the classic Hollywood or European movie from time to time in my arts, especially in portraits and retro images. One of my “brand” images is a magician image of a Mermaid living in a megapolis. I love collages , love mixing and “catching the moment” as i am moving in the contemporary arts river. I would like send messages of The Modern powerful Woman in an ironic way.

I Loved Picasso

Dancing Girls

acrilyc, collage background, paper, 60 x 80 cm

watercolors, paper, 29 x 32 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Dinara Aristo Dinara Aristo was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, where she currently lives. She has been practicing her art since 2016. She paints mainly landscapes and seascapes in oils, drawing inspiration from her travelling around the Ural region and other countries. Dinara had a solo exhibition in 2019, Chelyabinsk. She has also participated in several joint exhibitions (Chelyabinsk and Ekaterinburg). She has participated and won awards in numerous international shows and online exhibitions. Her works are in private collections in Russia and other countries.

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Before The Thunderstorm

Sunset At The Sea

oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm

oil on canvas, 80 x 90 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Anastasia Pankina

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Anastasia was born in 1991 in the city of Penza, Russian Federation. 2006 to 2011 studied at the Penza Art School. In 2011 she moved to St. Petersburg, from 2012 to 2018 she studied at the St.Petersburg institute I. E. Repin. She graduated from the institute in 2018 with a degree in monumental painting. At the moment he lives and works incity Penza. After Graduation,sheworkedinmonumentalrestoration, was engaged in mosaics, painting, taught painting, at the same time did creative work. Participant in collective exhibitions. Anastasia works in the technique of oil painting and analog photography. The main themes of her work are wandering, loss, stagnation, uncertainty, instability. In his works, the author combines gloomy melancholy and hopelessness with contemplation, emphasizing the feeling of ambiguity and diversity of reality.

Individuality Left part of diptych

Individuality Righ part of diptych

oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Oleksandra Kulikovska

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Oleksandra Kulikovska is a collage artist from Odessa, born in 2002. He has not completed higher education in the specialty “psychologist”. The acquaintance with the art of collage in Alexandra took place in early 2020 and continued to study this technique with the mentorship of other masters. In 2020-2021, more than 250 works were created. She took part in 2 residencies in Ukraine, in 5 offline exhibitions and in 1 online exhibition “Doncaster Art Fair”. Also selected in December 2021 for publication in Boomer magazine, in London. Currently in his work he actively studies the nature of such phenomena as identity, social fear, war and violence as something that affects the individual and others.

Digital Collage

Indecision and Anger

2620 x 3918 pixels

4000 x 4667 pixels


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Amanda Field With years of art experience under her belt, Amanda Field is a seasoned passionate artist. She focuses on the sensual nature of art, aiming to depict the complications of life through a combination of color and symbolism. Her pieces have been housed in a beautiful non-profit gallery, Green Point Gallery, which exists to facilitate creativity in all disciplines. While staying true to her roots she has also been featured in New York City’s Fashion Week curated by Art Hearts Fashion. Amanda Field started producing sculpted works of art at a young age and continues to follow her passion for the arts.

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Unearthed

Not My Addiction

watercolor recycled tshirts liquid leaf, 122 x 122 cm

watercolor liquid leaf, 91 x 91 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Larisa Khairetdinova

larishairetdinova

Saint Petersburg, Russia. The drawing is my story, the chapter of the book. It can consist of one line - one word, movement. That fleeting thing that we all see and try to keep in our memories. Everyone has their own world, I invite you to visit me, through drawings and paintings. People and cats are the main mysteries for me. Characters, emotions, uniqueness and beauty are what attracts me. I try to solve them, read them, show them and tell others. I have a series of sketches, illustrations and paintings of cats. There is a separate series of sketches - sketches of people in a simple life. I draw with different materials. In painting, I like to compose complex colors myself by mixing colors and using many subtle glazes to saturate the color. I love the incompleteness in drawing, giving the viewer the opportunity to come up with it himself.

Dancing in The Night

Desert Cat

oil stretched canvas, 40 x 50 cm

oil stretched canvas, 30 x 40 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Belinha Silva

belinhacreations

Art is Belinha’s food for the soul. Belinha was born in Lisbon and left Portugal as a baby, to live in various European countries, currently, in Portugal. That’s why her artwork reflects her multicultural background. She’s a self-taught painter who only in 2005 took some short art courses in Brussels, which allowed her to discover her artistic potential and gave her the punch to express herself artistically. Actually, she draws, paints in acrylic, watercolor, and oil, paints on porcelain, as well as on silk, she sculpts and creates jewelry. Belinha’s innate insatiable passion is magical, because it allows her to achieve creations which are the fruit of her own designs and processes. For Belinha, the principal goal of Art is to touch the sensitivity of the public. Belinha’spaintings reflect her independent spirit by using vivid colours, being perfectionist, using unprecedented materials and deviating from traditional to innovative painting techniques.

Joyful Life

Virology

acrylic on canvas & painted porcelain fragments, 50 x 50 cm

watercolour, acrylic and pens on paper 280 grs, 50 x 40 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Denisa Mansfield

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Denisa’s artwork is known for her exploration of identity, nature and design using impasto techniques with oil paints. Taking an approach to challenge the frame of thought and emotions we feel, inviting the viewer to narrate their own observations. Her meaningful work delves into her own interpretation of forms and characteristics of the world of vintage and antique influences. Reproducing familiar visual signs of vibrant and dark colours, passionate and elegant brush strokes, showing a freely varied approach in each piece. She has found the subtle use of surrealism and minimalism to be valuable in arranging her visual ideas, subliminally present in every one of her paintings. A fascination with the ancient world of mythology, symbolism and mystery is evident in Mansfields’ paintings. Whilst her work is grounded in the values of remembering the past, it welcomes a fresh outlook on reinventing traditional fine art.

Harmony Out of Chaos

New Woman An Unapologetic Life

oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Olena Morokhovska

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My name is Olena Morokhovska and I am 20 years old. I am a student at Lviv National Academy of Art (Ukraine). My speciality is textile and I am on my third year of studying now. I like the art of weaving and try to find new techniques or materials to combine. I graduated from Myrhorod art-industrial College in 2019 with a Junior bachelor’s degree in Art Ceramics. In 2019 I gained a scholarship of the President of Ukraine. At the present time I explore the world of weaving, develop my own brand with interior’s tapestries or works for exhibition, do workshops for other people. The theme “Identity” is very close for me, because I am on my way of understanding myself, my art, my style and my place in modern society.

Safety

People

cotton fibre, wood, 130 x 115 cm

cotton, acrylic, wool fibres, wood, 70 x 70 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Alyona Kartun I am Alyona Kartun, a Siberian artist. I’ve been doing art all my life for 20 years. I have several degrees in art. During this period I am professionally engaged in sculpture. I exhibit at exhibitions all over Russia. I am often invited to take part in an exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery. The style that I love is directed towards the avantgarde and modern . Creativity is my whole life, and sculptures are my most important creations.

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Acceptance

Approval

chamotte, enamel,angob, 79.44 x 38 cm

chamotte, enamel, angob, 77.44 x 32 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

João Góis

iamjoaogois

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João Góis is a portuguese plastic artist living in Paris that fell in love with the process of creating and solving complex and less complex compositions about self-imposed problems about his own reality. The artist seeks to bring an intimate and introspective dimension to the current contemporary art practice discours where communicates with the audience through aesthetic pieces around these enigmas. In times where we lack a sense of belonging, in a deep need to find our identity, where we are afraid of feeling, the artist chooses himself. By being stripped from stereotype llinked to ourselves and to men’s negative condition on dealing with feelings, looks into finding solutions through colorful compositions, figurative representations, self-portraits and its respective elements. The artist new collection Pandora Box is currently under development and it will be present in exhibitions in London, Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam.

XVIII

Feet Why Do I Need You When Don’t Make Me Fly

oil on canvas, 92 x 65 cm

oil painting, 100 x 73 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Daria Setevinets

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The artist was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. Graduated from University of Heartfordshire, and has the First Class Diploma in BA (Hons) Fine Art. Continues her artistic practice and academic research, while working as a tutor of Fine Arts at BHSAD, Moscow. Actively participates in local and international exhibitions, festivals, residencies, and other art-focused initiatives. Her artistic practice and research explore constructs of Society of the Spectacle in modern Russia, based on Guy Debord’s and Jean Baudrillard’s works. The focus lies on the exploration of the behaviorism within the generations of Perestroika who live and rise up in the Post-Soviet environment, going out against the corporal taboos. The main mediums used are painting and sculpture, release their potential through the division, breaking through the gesture of constant search of the border between abstract and illustrative, looking for the moment of transformation in the “middle”.

Great Deal! 2

Section 4

mixed-media painting, 100 x 150 cm

wall sculpture, 72 x 47 x 5 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Zakalyuzhnaya Anna I’m Zakalyuzhnaya Anna, I live in Moscow, I have been drawing since early childhood, but I have no art education. I graduated from the University of Economics and worked not by vocation, but by education :) After a long break, there was an opportunity to return to drawing and painting. I draw on a graphic tablet, oil, graphite pencils. I am inspired by fairy tales, I like to draw magical characters, I see them in the faces , in nature, in the eyes of animals. Life is beautiful and multifaceted, and if you are attentive, then it is magical.

skylegodes

Тhought

Dreams

digital illustration, 40 x 40 cm

digital illustration, 20 x 20 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Umapathy

umapathy.u

Inspired by the people he’s met on his social ascent from a humble background to scaling heights, Umapathy brings out the profound essence of their emotions – through strokes of paint. Having honed his innate artistic skills at the College of Fine Arts, he works with acrylics to express intangible relationships, where the figures invoke a strong sense of conviction. The result is his signature style – a mesh of black & white elements, overlaying a colourful diaspora. He captures people’s internal emotions and external responses in a way that’s intimate and universal at the same time. Abstract ideas are translated into reality amongst an array of elements that leaves one with a certain connection, if not longing for more. He began his career in advertising and interiors while working as a director for commercial shoots and corporate films. Through his art, Umapathy has raised funds for several non-profit organisations.

Millennials

Aspire

acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Alena Lloyd I’m Alena Lloyd. I’ve lived in Moscow. Graphics and photo are main in my art. I’ve drawn since school. My profession is architect.

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Branch

Sprout

photo/photoshop, 30 x 40 cm

photo/photoshop, 40 x 30 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Nadezhda Belova Artist-Monumentalist, Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts; Finished Moscow State Art and Cultural University.

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More Black

Rouen Cathedral

mixed media on canvas, 140 x 80 cm

mixed media on canvas, 100 x100 cm

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Boomer Magazine (#3)

Oksana Zapotochna I’m Oksana Zapotochna, a painter from IvanoFrankivsk, Ukraine. I graduated from the local Institute of Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I have been working as a graphic designer for several years, but at the same time I always wanted to create something more important. My artworks are about self-identification, the search for one’s place in this world, personal boundaries, the ability to look deeper, about people’s communication, and the right to be yourself. I create characters with unique personal stories. Who are you looking at? And they?

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That’s Better

The Border

acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

acrylic on canvas, 45 x 55 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Goran Makeski

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67

The way is the goal. In this sense, my paintings are created full of passion. The need to express myself artistically gives me the opportunity to let go and let my feelings run free. My artwork emerges from many different ways of expression. My abstract paintings are reflections of my emotional experiences and my mood in the very moment of artistic creation. When I practice such intuitive art of painting I experience a kind of encounter with myself and many paintings are created out of this emotion. Characteristic of my art style are the faces that emerge during the painting process and sometimes merge into each other.

Identity

Shumans Resonance

ink on photo paper, 21 x 15 cm

acryl ink-photo paper, 56 x 42 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Yu-Tzu Huang Yu-Tzu Huang is a graphic designer, researcher and visual artist from Taiwan. Her recent works combine visual modes of research with academic research to investigate the symbolic images and trace the border between images and social memory. She is working with topics such as cultural identity, language, modern mythologies, political issue. Many of her works talk about symbolism and attempt to observe the movement of intention.

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New Taiwanese 01

New Taiwanese 02

digital print, 60 x 42 cm

digital print, 60 x 42 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Natty Sviderskaia A Russian artist, who studies in Italy. She draws emotions, not objects. Bliss in the sunlight, passion, pleasure...

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Sunny Day

After Dinner In Cannes

oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Sandra Koretskaya Born on may 3, 1984 (Taganrog, Rostov region, Russia). Graphic artist. Genre: Figurative surrealism and symbolism Preferred technique: acrylic on canvas; pastel on cardboard or paper. Main theme of works: women’s problems, peoples relationships.

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III

Fly

acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

pastel, colour card board, 50 x 70 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Mahsa Merci

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Mahsa Merci, born in 1990 in Tehran, Iran, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Tehran University of Art and a Master of Painting from Azad University in Iran. Currently, she is graduated Master of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Mahsa Merci has exhibited her works in over fifty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, UAE, Cyprus, Canada, and Iran. Her works are published in various magazines in Iran, the UK, Germany, US, Canada and Norway. Mahsa Merci is a queer multidisciplinary artist who works in various media and techniques from painting, drawing, sculpture, to photography, installation, and video. Much of her work reflects a focus on marginal identities. From beauty to grotesque, from gentleness to harshness, and from feminine to masculine, Mahsa brings together a body of work that establishes new definitions of gender, identity, sexuality and redefine the meaning of beauty.

God’s Hand

I Am Carrying My Beauty Everywhere

mixed media, 114 x 78 x 8 cm

mixed media, 95 x 70 x 34 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Maria Di Gaetano

mariadg.art

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Born in 1984, Maria started to love art at a very young age. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2008 and worked as teacher for several years. Maria started to be an active artist and exhibit her works in England in 2019, after a serious illness that made her realise the vital importance of art in her life . Maria’s artistic practice covers a varied and knowledgeable use of different media such as oils, watercolours, acrylics, and pencils ranging from portraiture to the most recent abstracts. Her abstracts explore inner feelings and emotions generated by casual or inducted events. Maria is interested in the philosophical as well as the psychological side and power of art. Therefore, she also tries to express thoughts and subconscious realities not always possible expressed with words. Maria is also a MA art history student and a cofounder of the multicultural new-born Bookmark Artists Collective.

Free Flow N.2

Kintsugi

acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm

acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Maria Zober

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Maria discovered her love for art in her early childhood. She was fascinated by the illustrations in her children’s books and cartoons, especially the detailed garments and splendidly adorned robes caught her attention. Later, she started to draw her own designs and sold her first artworks at an age of 6 in first grade to her fellow classmates. To this day, she draws her inspiration from fashion and craftsmanship, as she believes that garments and accessories are a possibility to create and emphasize an identity. Maria is of Russian origin and lives and works in the south of Germany. Her multidisciplinary artistic work is driven by the quest for identity and home. Given her own biography, her artworks explore female identity in a dichotomy between social expectations and self-perception with a melancholic aesthetic. Her works are held in private collections in Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Just Add Glitter

La Méfiance

digital art, variable sizes

digital art, 25,5 x 25,5 cm

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Yulia Artemyeva

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Yulia Artemyeva is a photo artist from Russia, a jury member at international contests, the author of study programs in photography. Yulia took part in more than 200 photo exhibitions in 38 countries of the world. She won more than 60 photography awards, including the Gold, Silver and Bronze FIAP, PSA, GPU, RPS medals and Honorable Mentions. In 2015 she was awarded the EFIAP title (Excellence photo artist, France). Since 2017 Yulia’s photo projects have been exhibited at photo festivals in Russia, Italy, France, Romania, the UK, the USA. In the summer of 2021 there was a solo exhibition of the project “Ballerina and flowers” in France, Saint-Valery-sur- Somme, the seafort Coubert. Yulia has been a jury member of 8 FIAP, PSA photo salons since 2015 and in 4 photo contests under the Federation Levantina de Fotografia, Spain. Yulia has publications and interview in press.

Ballerina And Flowers Series

Ballerina And Flowers Series

35 x 60 cm, digital photos, printed on Epson Stylus Pro 9900 inkjet fine art plotter (11 colours, pigment Ultra Chrome HDR inks). Printed on the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm, 100% Cotton, white, Matt FineArt - smooth

48 x 60 cm, digital photos, printed on Epson Stylus Pro 9900 inkjet fine art plotter (11 colours, pigment Ultra Chrome HDR inks). Printed on the Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm, 100% Cotton, white, Matt FineArt - smooth

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Tasnova Zerin Haque I am Tasnova Zerin Haque from Bangladesh. This year I have completed my Master of Fine Arts from Nanjing University of the Arts in China. I am a painter in profession.I mostly enjoy doing watercolor painting, besides that I also love to paint with acrylic colors and color pencils.My artistic journey began at my childhood,since then to now I have achieved several art competitions in national and international art arenas.In addition to that, my artworks has been exhibited in different parts of the world,for example: Bangladesh,China,Syria and recently few of my artworks has been published in an art magazine of USA. Want to move more forward with my artistic soul.

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Where Is My Mate?

The Mother Bird

color pencil, 30 x 35 cm

watercolour, 30 x 35 cm


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Erold Sommer

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As an artist and a consultant, I often feel like I am balancing between two realities in life and am constantly exposed to the feeling of having to make a final decision for one of my two professions. At some point, I actively chose not to decide - and I find it wonderful that I get to devote myself to both my passions. Art is a complement to my consulting and student life, which allows both motifs and materials to vary in texture. Reconciling the heterogeneity of textures is a challenge I face - with two conflicting egos also on a personal level. The development of my paintings is impulsive and finds its own logic in the process. I often work with impasto techniques, so many of the paintings have multiple textures of spray paint, glossy media and chalk elements. The ‘Ciary’ (Corona diary) series consists of four snapshots highlighted in times of self-isolation. Born as a daily art challenge to overcome the routine of the home office.

Freiheit

Der Fall

mixed media on canvas, 220 x 150 cm

mixed media on canvas, 200 x 140 cm


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Diana Kondra

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My artworks based on my own Worlds and Myths. My “reality” is multi-layered or even illusory. With the help of my artistic work, I want to show the viewer those “layers” that I see in everyday life. My collages becomes a game experiment that allows me to reflect on the eternal, natural, archetypal in the conditions of a culture of high technology». Diana Kondra is an original artist who uses photography and digital collage as her primary means of expression. Her artworks is a combination of two techniques - digital photography and graphic design. She edit and retouch, transform, create completely new images based on her own photos. In 2019, Diana’s work was included in the list of the 50 best conceptual photographs according to the 35 awards international photography competition. Since 2005, Diana have been regularly participating in exhibitions of contemporary art in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Ground Dress

Ground Mind

digital collage, 80 x 60 cm

digital collage, 80 x 60 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Adarsh Nellore

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I am a media artist and designer, using speculative and critical design to imagine alternative post-digital futures and realities, especially those to do with cornerstone human experiences. I have recently graduated with an MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Interested in the implications of technology on human evolution, I work in the intersection of technology, culture, and anatomy. Through my research-based practice on emerging digital cultures, I ask: as digital media and handheld hardware become proxies for our natural selves, have we fundamentally begun to change? To answer this question, I create works of ‘computational sculpturing’ in which human interaction, digital technologies, additive manufacturing, and robotics create artifacts and monuments that preserve and archive humanity’s post-digital future.

Thanatos 38

Prometheus

Nvlon PA 12 and robotics, 38 x 38 x 20 cm

pixels and co mutational granite, 50 x 47 cm

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Andrii (Abhinava) Chernovil

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Andrii (Abhinava) Chernovil is a Ukranian contemporary artist from 2013 based in Qatar. Born in 1977 in Odessa Ukraine Andrii went on to graduate from M.B. Grekov Odessa State Art University in 2000. Andrii is one of the 10 “spiritualist artists” of Ukraine. Works includes painting, photography, collage, sculpture, installations and multimedia work. Andrii travels the world and his works have been exhibited in Saatchi Gallery (London) and Art Basel (Basel) among many more. Under umbrella of Sheikh Saoud Foundation he has held multiple exhibitions in Qatar and created the collection for HH Sheikha Moza and Hamad Al Thani Andrii’s paintings are sold at auctions and adorn Royal Family private collections. Andrii is the founder of Chernovil Art Gallery and the co-founder of the movement called TARGETIZM.

6 Colorful Targets

Say What You Think, Think What You Say

acrylic on target paper, 61 x 68 cm

pastel on target paper, 47 x 85 cm


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Natalia Garber

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Transformational Science Artist Natalia Garber, member of the Creative Union of Russian Artists. Since 1990th her personal gallery of art & poems was placed on the Portal of Russian cultural heritage and included in the database “The art stand” presenting modern artists from 85 countries aiming “to empower communities through art”, including 2+ millions disabled people. She participated in the painting exhibition “Drawing the wind”, digital art competition “Russian Civilization”, inclusive photo contest “Without barriers”, poster design award “Global Citizenship”. Natalia’s novel “The astronaut” is listed in the Honorable Mention list of the 45th New Millenium Writing Award. She got a Special Prize 2020 from the MellowApp (Japan), delivering joyful art for 170+ countries via iOs & Android. Her painting “Archangel Mikhail” got a Special Recognition Prize from the “Primary Colors” Art Exhibition 2021 of the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery US.

Archangel Mikhail

Princess Frog

gouache on paper, 25,5 x 37 cm

pastel on paper, 21 x 29,5 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

A.N. Swiss psychiatrist Gustav Jung said: “Myths and archetypes live and thrive among us.” Today I am a goddess, and tomorrow I am modest and reserved. Today I’m a young rebel, and tomorrow I’m a lady. I’m opening up new horizons and I’m above all the rules. I want to do what I want and I don’t want any social barriers. Every human has the right to be himself, to defend his rights and freedoms. Art is a bridge between our souls. I convey my feelings through my works and I see that people understand me. I’m a link in the chain, and I’m a diamond. I create beauty and help people see it inside themselves.

a.n.artgallery

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I Don’t Give An Interview

Japanese

oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm

oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm


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Evgeniy Vladimirovich Golubev Evgeniy Vladimirovich Golubev was born in 1979 in the city of Kursk and now lives in the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl Region. He has been professionally engaged in photography since 2005 in the genres of landscape and reportage. He is a regular participant in Russian and foreign exhibition projects.

www.vk.com/eugenegolubev

Philosophy Of Life

Silence

photo, 30 x 45 cm

photo, 30 x 45 cm

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Elizabeth Suvorova Moscow abstract artist, graphic artist, performance director. He works on the edge of theatrical and artistic practices, performs performative painting, puts on plastic performances based on working with time and space as key structural points. Studied art criticism at the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University, and is currently a student of the New Artistic Strategies program of the Bakstein Institute of Fine Arts. Was a student at the School of New Art, remotely took the course “Modern and contemporary art and design” at MOMA. Also studied at the Higher School of Theater Leader.

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Ruins Of Borders I

Ruins Of Borders II

acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Dawn Limbert My name is Dawn Limbert and I am a pastel artist with a love of colour who explores the memories of a felt experience. My paintings are a process of investigation and discovery which starts with visual research gathered from taking photos, sketching and painting plein air, then developing them further in the studio. I alternate between building a surface e of marks and then reducing the impact using a bristle brush before laying down new pigment. I have exhibited in various group shows in London and St Albans and also had a solo exhibition last year just before the first lockdown.

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Validus

Autumnus

soft pastel, 70 x 90 cm framed

soft pastel, 70 x 90 cm framed


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Filipenko Vladimir Yuryevich

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Filipenko Vladimir Yuryevich (1945, born in Kazan) is a graphic artist, teacher. In 1966-1972 he studied at the graphic faculty of the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture I.E. Repin. Studied with M.A. Taranow. Member of the Leningrad Organization of the Union of Artists since 1977. He is a professor at St. Petersburg State University. 1972 graduated from the I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Faculty of Graphic Art. Work as an art professor at St. Petersburg. State University, Faculty of Arts. Work as an easel graphic and printmaker. Member of the Artists’ Union of Russia. Member of Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers of England. Works are in the State Russan Museum, in the Funds of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico etc.

Kites Seller

Siesta

color woodcut, 62 x 75 cm

color woodcut, 62 x 80 cm

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Andrée Adley Andrée Adley - Artist, musician, social Butterfly. Previously studied at Central St. Martins and exhibited at various London Galleries including The Photographers Gallery, White Cube, Holborn Studios, Apple Store Regent Street, Fashion & Textiles Museum. Living/ working in Kent/ London. Not afraid of colour she is a favourite of the Neo Bohemia and uses whatever is at hand to make images, sculptures and adornments for the artistically distinguished.

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Icon I

Icon II

paper, resin, acrylic, shell, 25 x 24.5 x 3 cm

paper, resin, acrylic, shell, 15.5 x 15 x 3 cm


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Dyana Zada I’m an enthusiast Syrian-British artist based in London, Acrylic on canvas is my medium, I took up painting in 2014 and ever since then it’s been my passion and outlet. “Moments in Therapy” is my current work in progress depicting different emotional experiences during therapy and the thoughts and feelings it provokes in me. There is a stigma attached to therapy preventing people from knowing themselves in the first place before stepping into accepting who they are. There is a fear (sometimes unconscious) of uncovering our past and knowing how we’ve come to be who we are.

dyana.za

For me, I struggle to put my emotions into words, so I found that the impressions I paint on my canvas are relieving and speak a zillion words, through them I overcome my throttled states of mind when it comes to expressing desires, daydreams, and painful longings.

Screaming or Singing

Power of a Hug

acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

acrylic on canvas, 30 x 23 cm

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Amandine Mondion

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Amandine Mondion was born in France, near Paris, in 2002. She comes from a scientific family and yet has always been passionate about art. She did a scientific baccalaureate and then naturally decided to do artistic studies. She left her country last year at 18 years old to join Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London to study design. From now on, she dedicates all her time to art and design and therefore never cease to create and share her passion, for her greatest happiness. “I like to explore different fields, like photography, painting, digital or sculpture as well as different materials such as wood, resin, clay, cement, glass, ... I never tire of discovering new techniques so that I can offer the world an art that best expresses what I want.” – Amandine Mondion

Between Past and Present

Childhood Trophies

set of 3 statues in clay, approximately: L 25 x W 10 x H 25 cm

6 paintings with clay statues, L 30 x H 40 cm each

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Car Act Air

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CAR ACT AIR is the meeting of young, passionate artists who wish to suggest a raw, authentic art, far from the classic codes and shackles of the sometimes already too furrowed paths of modern art. What brought them together is a commitment, around anti-superficial values, in a world where a predictable aesthetic has taken precedence over pure creation, and where the individual is too often valued, to the detriment of the community. To give meaning to an art condemned to be nothing but a foil, it must be loaded with universal values, ensuring that any artistic production is the fruit of the pooling of various skills, painting , photography, design, graffiti and leather goods. CAR ACT AIR is therefore an artistic collective that transmits messages, in a freed manner, using all the mediums available to it, breaking the superficial through anonymity, focusing its commitment on values ​​ of mutual aid, authenticity, and creative freedom.

Mirror

Reb

acrylic painting, 80 x 120 cm

acrylic painting, 80 x 120 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Elena Cecchinato

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Elena Cecchinato was born in Venice Italy. Cecchinato works across different mediums, primarily drawing, but also painting, automatic writing, print, installation, video, sound and live art. For Elena art is a way to explore and expose the contradictions and similarities within different cultural practices, a way to find unity in the fragmentation of life. Recently her focus has been on the themes of invisibility, transformation and abstractions. Her works have been shown internationally as well as in the Uk. She has shown in London at theWestbourne Studios, Area 10Ps and The Rug Factory. The Museum of Everything has also featured Elena’s works, as part of its exhibition at The Tate Modern ‘No soul for sale’. She has shown at ‘Les Rencontres d’Arles’ international festival of photography (France) “Transpadovano” at Palazzo Moroni, Padova (Italy) and ‘Turf’ at Cutlog NY (USA).

Cells Bifurcation II

Cells Bifurcation

japanese rice paper bathed in an aluminium solution, 67 x 42 cm

japanese rice paper bathed in an aluminium solution, 67 x 42 cm

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Claire Morton

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Since being diagnosed with CLL Leukemia Blood Cancer a few years ago Claire Morton has been studying the health benefits of knitting and felting and uses them as art therapy and a way to express herself. The process of felting requires focus and concentration, so it has an inbuilt meditative quality. It can be a peaceful, calming activity. The quality of wool is tactile and soft, whilst the colours of the wool are vibrant and uplifting. It helps Claire get into a state where she is fully absorbed in what she is doing (often called “flow”) which has similar benefits to meditation. During a creative endeavor like needle felting, not only is the mind focused on the project, but the motion of the hands work to settle the nervous system. Which actively sooths emotions and let’s the rest of the world fade to the background. The Colourful Characters are made from the imagination.

Janet Has Blue Eyes

Mr Wiggles goes Shopping in Knightsbridge

A3 hand made felt with hand and machine stitch. Backed onto calico.

A3 hand made felt with hand and machine stitch. Backed onto calico.


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Caren Garfen Caren Garfen is a London based artist specialising in mixed media, textiles, and meticulous hand stitching, creating carefully considered pieces with profound messages. She is an awardwinning practitioner who has established an international reputation for her accessible yet challenging issue-based art. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, as well as in the USA, Japan, Canada, and Australia, and can be found in public and private collections.

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Caren carries out intensive research seeking out commonplace objects which become potent devices when placed side by side with her handwork. She is currently studying the Holocaust and examining the shattering rise in antisemitism in the 21st century. As is her approach, and Jewish identity, she is attempting to make sense of our complex and problematic world where one person can set themselves against another.

Recipe for Disaster

Family Tree

vintage Jewish cookery book NFS, 22 x 15 x 30 cm

12 mezuzahs, cotton, silk thread, photograph NFS, 42 x 30 x 1.5 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Lisa Marie Forde I’m a 33 year old Fine Art graduate based in the North East. In 2018 I decided to step away from my career in education and return to what I truly love. I’d been an illustrator for many years as a hobby, my studies finally gave me the space to explore the sculptures that had been hiding at the back of my mind.

siliconeartist

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My work explores the abstract human form and the relationship between individual representation and our environment. Now more than ever, we can become trapped in an echo chamber creating an environment of confirmation bias that re-enforces what we present as ‘self’. Through Virtual Reality, video and sculpture I hope to create a physical intervention, an isolated experience between the viewer and the artwork that is thought provoking. I want the viewer to reflect on how we all perceive ourselves in digital and physical space.

Form 1

Form 2

fibbon and wire, 152.4 x 60.9 cm approximately

fibbon and wire, 91.5 x 30.5 cm approximately


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Greg Kent For me woodturning is like treasure hunting, as I turn the wood I uncover the treasure hidden inside. The shape and colours I use should be what a picture frame is to a picture. I like to use either reclaimed wood or wood that was destined for the fire. My aim, working with nature, is to create beautiful and unique pieces. I am a boomer having just turned 60 and just like the wood I use, I am discovering a new identity in a world that does not seem to accept boomers any more. I am using the creative potential I have and making the most of something that people can’t see.

forestofkent

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Furniture Vase

Nailed on Vase

variety of woods from recycled furniture, W 30 x H 70 cm

made from 200 year old beams taken from a house conversion, W 25 x H 60 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Margaret Hull Margaret Hull is an artist based in Detroit, Michigan. Hull has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been awarded residencies in Léhon, France, AZ West in Joshua Tree, California, OxBow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, and Wasserman Projects, among other venues. She is Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Wayne State University.

m.argareth.ull

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Corps

Cottagecorps (Look Away)

one of 5 mannequins wearing blouses and blouse mask,45 x 20 x 182 cm

archival digital print, 23 x 35 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Veronica Alkmim Franca

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Brazilian artist and researcher, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden and Brazil. Graduated in Fine Arts, Photography and Communication. Verônica is one of the pioneers in Brazil by the introduction of Wearable Art in the early 90s, where her work has been extensively exhibited in museums and cultural institutions. She created an original place in the field of art, fostering interpretations that brought with them innumerable discussions between the fine line that separates design, fashion, and art, inspiring coming generations. Reversing the trend of mass consumption and far from social networks, she questions the culture of excess and its changing aesthetics in today’s world, the limits of advertising in the world of liquid modernity (Bauman) and what can be considered as Art. Currently, Veronica’s work is being structured and cataloged in order to make possible more choices in the field of art and culture.

Oremus I

Oremus V

fine art print in Hahnemühle Photo rag ultra smooth 305, 80 x 100 cm

fine art print in Hahnemühle Photo rag ultra smooth 305, 70 x 100 cm

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Varvara Marchenko

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Varvara Marchenko was born in Russia (Novosibirsk) on May 30, 2005. The artistic talent of the girl was discovered in early childhood, when the family moved to a new apartment. Varya at the age of 1.5, having not yet learned to speak, painted the walls of the rooms, striking relatives with her creative abilities. Over the years, interest in art has increased: she became interested in playing the piano, lace weaving, photography and videography, and later writing poems and songs. In 2012, Varvara decided to go to a children’s art school and successfully enrolled, passing the exams with excellent marks. Now Varya reveals herself in several directions, is actively engaged in popularizing her creativity, and she plans to implement many major projects. The girl always strives for development, but she will never part with her unique handwriting.

Portrait of Esther Exposito

Portrait of a Man with a Pomegranate

watercolor, gouache, pastel, colored pencils, colored pens, 42 x 59.4 cm

watercolor, gouache, pastel, colored pencils, colored pens, 42 x 59.4 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Zoey Andreas

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Zoey Andreas is a London based Artist who works within mixed media, predominantly sculpture. The artist explores the notion of deconstructing living and existing, presenting historical, biblical, fantasy and literature ideology through their work. Zoey’s work includes recycled and second hand materials and presents colourful interpretations of their take on the world, utopia and beyond. Zoey’s most recent project Garden of Eden was an Installation room with 28 taxidermy animals presenting her idea of an animals point of view and how they felt in the world, the perfect state of existence for animals without human influences such as deforestation. Her work was mentioned on platforms like Daily Mail, VICE and Artsthread.

Taxidermy

Fantasy

installation, variable size

mixed media, variable size

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Alevtina Caravona

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My name is Alevtina Caravona. I spent my childhood in Ukraine and my teenage years in Moscow. My professional background is an artist, fashion stylist and a model. I graduated from Institute Marangoni with Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Styling, with a focus on graphic design and Art History. Later, I continued my art studies at Heatherley School of Fine Arts, with a focus on oil painting portraits. In my oil paintings, I use real life experiences, live models, music, and personal interests to reflect spiritual and environmental energies that surround us all; i feel that portrait could be a reflection of the soul. My favorite artists are Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Vermeer and Bouguereau , Each of my creations start with real life sketches, but finish with the usage of a full spectrum of pastel, neon and bold colors in oils . Sometimes I think that the paintings have a life of their own . Art feels like an infinite field of possibilities, in which I would like to project for others.

Christopher Noir

Yohji Yamamoto

oil painting on canvas, black wood frame, 92 x 64 cm

digital painting - fine art print, Hahnemühle German Etching, mounted in black, 59 x 46 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Lena Silva

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In Expectation of A Kiss

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Lena Silva, a contemporary, figurative modern artist, of Portuguese origin, resident in the United Kingdom. A lover of Arts, sophistication, and simplicity, greatly influenced by the Renaissance art period. Patron to the Florence Academy of Arts. Accomplished a BSc In Adults Health and Sciences, the beautiful study of bodies anatomy and physiology. My work I believe, often allures, veiling elements of one’s soul, conveying messages so that the observer might or might not connect. Each piece to its right, is extremely real yet as much insincere. Each of my pieces is perhaps a reflection of my person and hypostasis. Furthermore, through my art and its freedom of expression I am often reminded of my self-value, of who I am, and I became through life experiences.

(inspired by Gustav Klimt)

While She Sleeps

stretched canvas, oil on canvas, 100% cotton, primed with acid free gesso, 46 x 61 cm

stretched canvas, oil, 100% cotton, primed with acid free gesso, 46 x 61 cm


Boomer Magazine (#3)

Jing Qiu

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(1998, China) is an independent artist living and working in Shenzhen, Guangdong. His artistic creations include painting, photography, video, installation art, sculpture and experimental art. His works have been exhibited in China, London (UK), USA, Louvre (France), Milan (Italy), Canada, Spain, Athens (Greece), Ukraine and other countries and regions. “Occasionality, unknownness, directness, and emotion are the essence of my paintings. In matter and spirit, symbol and metaphor, truth and lies, complexity and simplicity, square and circle, the borders of space are blurred through the interweaving of elements, and the spiritual world of the self is explored. What I saw and felt are all turned into a part of the work and flowed and presented to the audience. It is a dialogue with the audience as well as with yourself. Everything is created in the unknown, unconsciously and with the subconscious of my own creation, have fun.”

The Solid of Desolation

Web of Desolation

mixed media sculpture, 6 x 6 x 50 cm

mixed media sculpture, 36 x 20 x 36 cm



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