Okokume’s autobiographical works imbued with a bold conceptual edge are a raw and unfiltered representation of the artist’s unique universe. Despite its vibrant appearance, these works carry a subtle sense of unease and anguish. Her works of art are not mere ephemeral expressions meant for fleeting entertainment; instead, Okokume seeks to foster meaningful dialogue and heartfelt connection with every viewer on a soulful level.
The presentation of her iconic character, Cosmic Girl, sparks social and emotional debates, where concepts like childhood, uncertainty, heartache, and fear take centre stage. Although her works have a soft aesthetic and peaceful quality, every brushstroke conceals a sharp undertone that seeks to renew and heal the artist’s wounded spirit. The artwork reveals its magic through the intricate textures that decorate it, allowing a glimpse into the enigmatic inner world of Okokume.
Okokume, also known as Laura Mas Hernandez, was born in Barcelona in 1985 and graduated from the renowned Llotja Advanced School of Art and Design. Her works have been widely exhibited in galleries and art fairs around the world, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin, among others. Her works reside in the private art collections of many well-known collectors, industrialists, and celebrities, attesting to her immense talent and success in the art world.