BIO

 

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.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020    GIRL POWER, Area36 by JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2021    SOLO SHOW, Landmark Atrium, JPS Gallery (Hong Kong)

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)


 

 

ARTFAIRS (SELECTION)
 

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)
 

2020    HERE AND NOW, Landmark Atrium, JPS Gallery (Hong Kong)

2020    THE NEW PAGE, Artsy Online Show by JPS Gallery

2020    SILENT ART TOKYO, Area36 by JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

2020    UNWRAPPED, Area36 by JPS Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)

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)


 

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)
 

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

 


MEDIA (SELECTION)
 

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