Barcelona artist Okokume (born 1985), Laura Mas alter ego. From the young age of 8 she went to an art academy in her hometown, Mataró (Barcelona), a few years later she graduated from The Llotja Advanced School of Art and Design in Barcelona where also studied very renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and many others.
After long years working on her works she decided to make a change in her artistic style to find the best way to express with art everything she wants to show to the public, for this she creates her most recognized character Cosmic Girl, with whom she transmits the message who wants to get everyone.
It's a representation of a free spirit with a turquoise skin and pink hair with a childlike face that helps her to show herself as an innocent being who is easy to communicate with the childrens of our planet.
She is considered part of the Lowbrow (Pop Surrealism) movement. She has exhibited in galleries and art fairs in cities around the world, such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Los Angeles, Berlin and others.
In June 2018, it's her biggest solo exhibition to date at the K11 Art Mall Hong Kong.
During 2019 she inaugurated a pop-up Cosmic Girl Café in the Harajuku of Tokyo, Japan.
2020 UNWRAPPED Group show, Area36 by JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2018 THE ARRIVAL OF COSMIC GIRL, K11 Artspace represented by JPS Gallery (Hong Kong)
2017 COSMIC WORLD, JPS Gallery (Hong Kong)
2015 IKIMONO, Open Walls Gallery (Berlin, Germany)
2013 OKOKUME, Mar de Cava Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2013 HANAMACHI, Sho Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2019 KOREA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, JPS Gallery (Seoul, South Korea)
2019 ART FAIR TOKYO, JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2018 ART TAIPEI, JPS Gallery (Taipei, Taiwan)
2018 ART FAIR TOKYO, JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2013 SWAB INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Swab Toy’z Project, FLS Foundation (Barcelona, Spain)
2012 SWAB INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Swab Toy’z Project, FLS Foundation (Barcelona, Spain)
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2019 THE MONSTERS AND THE COSMIC STARS, JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
2017 DIRECTOR’S CHOICE EXHIBITION, 19Karen Contemporary Artspace (Gold Coast, Australia)
2016 XXVII SAN SEBASTIAN FANTASY & TERROR FILM FESTIVAL, Arteuparte Gallery (San Sebastián, Spain)
2016 MISS CATBANTRY, Miscelanea Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2016 HAPPY, Sofitel Hotel & Resort by 19Karen Contemporary Artspace (Gold Coast, Australia)
2016 PROJECT IMAGO MUNDI, MADE IN SPAIN, Benetton Foundation, MAD Antequera Museum (Antequera, Spain)
2016 MGA, Manlleu Art Gallery (Manlleu, Spain)
2015 PROJECT IMAGO MUNDI, MADE IN SPAIN, Benetton Foundation, Cini Foundation (Venecia, Italy)
2015 PROJECT IMAGO MUNDI, MADE IN SPAIN, Benetton Foundation, CAC Málaga Museum (Málaga, Spain)
2015 DICHOTOMY A DOUBLETHINK, T.A.G. Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)
2015 FEMINAMORPHE, T.A.G. Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)
2014 HALLOWEEN SHOW, T.A.G. Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)
2014 BEEFEATER LONDON DISTRICT, LODON ICONS, Tetera y Kiwi Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
2014 OKOKUME X JAVIER JIMÉNEZ, Tetera y Kiwi Gallery (Granada, Spain)
2014 VIVE LA LOLLIGAG, T.A.G. Gallery (Los Angeles, USA)
2013 DE CARA, Espai B Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2013 SECRET BOARDS, Secret Walls, Atzaró Hotel (Ibiza, Spain)
2013 SECRET BOARDS, Secret Walls, Miscelanea Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2013 COL·LECTIVA D’ESTIU, Espai B Gallery (Barcelona, Spain)
2018 ART TAIPEI, Catalogue
2018 THE ARRIVAL OF COSMIC GIRL, Story Book by Okokume
2015 SPAIN IDENTITY/MODERNITY (Contemporary Artist from Spain), Imago Mundi, Fabrica, Luciano Benetton Collection
2015 TINTA EMERGENTE, Catalogue, Tetera y Kiwi Gallery
2015 ¿QUÉ ES UN ILUSTRADOR?, Tetera y Kiwi Gallery
2012 SWAB TOY’Z, Monsa, Catalogue, FLS Foundation
2018 HARPER’S BAZAAR, Art Taipei, Modern Revelation
2018 THE CULTURIST
2018 HYPEBEAST, Okokume The Arrival of Cosmic Girl
2018 ON.CC, Cosmic World
2018 BRAND HONG KONG, Wonder Pop
2018 MILK MAGAZINE, The Arrival of Cosmic Girl Okokume, Issue 882
2018 HARPER’S BAZAAR, K11 Wonder Pop
2018 MILK MAGAZINE, Okokume x Make-A-Wish Hong Kong Cosmic Girl Doll, Issue 868
2017 PASSION TIMES
2017 MILK MAGAZINE, All about taste Okokume Solo Show: Cosmic World, Issue 833
2017 WEEKEND WEEKLY
2016 PULL THE METAL, interview, Pull&Bear Metal Magazine
2016 SPANISH NEWSCAST, interview, La 1 Television channel of Spanish public broadcaster.
2015 LE COOL Barcelona, Covers and Interview
2014 ARTIC TV program, interview, BTV (Barcelona Television).
2013 VIP STYLE Magazine, Cover and Interview, Issue 03