There’s no fourth without fifth: The TINYSTAR magazine history part 5

Estrellita Mía issue number 5 was called «The esoteric awakening issue». We were always been looking forward to produce a platform that offer artists the chace to display those subjects and images that may appear to complicated to many and that you don’t usually will find at the mainstream culture. The occult and the exceptional and the dark side of pop culture perceived as the true expression of reality have been one of the many focus of the Estrellita Mía/Tinystar Magazine explorations since the beginning of this editorial projects.

Estrellita Mía issue number 5 displaying the art of Matías González on its cover

Through at our monthly calling for submissions we asked to those interested in collaborate and publish its artworks, to submit to us pieces related to that particular moment when they felt that calling to search beyond the tangibility of the immediate world. The answer was a collection of powerful pieces in collage, drawing and photography. From the figurative to the abstract, from the esoteric to the exoteric … our edition number five was one of the transcendent numbers in the construction of the editorial line of Estrellita Mía.

The Rocky mountains rituals as a reference image for this issue…
Matías Gonzalez’s collage for the Estrellita Mía back cover

Cover art was a photomontage created by chilean artist Matías González and the centerfold was by new york artist Robert L. Pepper.

Robert L. Pepper sigils for the Estrellita Mía centerfold

The musical interview was by now a steady section, in this opportuunity Cristóbal M talked with chilean musician Jurel. For this issue electro musician and producer Gaz Fel (Gastón Cespedes) debuted with a section we called ICONS, dedicated to those artists – especially musicians – that influenced generations through their own concepts. At this fifth issue we had a late Pete Burns (Dead or Alive) profile.

Artworks created by already published artists, Francisco González, Igor Ruz and Alvaro Córdova were featured as well as new collaborators’s art: María José de Los Angeles, Ses Paradise, Tania Teje, Yumbel Góngora and Augusto Gómez.

A groovy piece by Whale Song Partridge featuring the now-infamous Phil Spector and a coolage by Argentinian artist Andrés Gatti gave this volume the pop-art edge that will be present in each Estrellita Mía issue.

Whale Song Partridge’s Phil Spector, the spiritual guide of the bubblegum arcane

The highlights at this Esoteric Awakening issue came from new artists too: From Italy we received a collage piece by Claudio Parentela, that in many levels functions with the energy of a love-spell as well as an excersise of automatic artwork after a trance. Jessica Pepper from new york sent a whole series of self-portraits of spirit exhilaration, the vibe of the old 20th century begininings of spirit- photography is uncanny and atractive.

Jessica Pepper self-portrait as the medium

The Chilean artist Mostacho debuted at this volume with two drawings that represented the whole concept behing the editorial of this issue: the first displaying the pact through menstrual blood and symbols representing the real world and the second an encounter between two kids and Baphomet. The Esoteric Awakening is finally an act where both our will and inner selves express to the outside when in contact with those symbols we identify with.

Mostacho displaying the chance to walk into the path of darkness

Alvaro Córdova digital construction showing the portal to revelation, spiritual life and beyond at the Estrellita Mía issue number 5

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