Okokume’s first solo exhibition in Paris, presented at JPS Gallery will pull back the curtain on her public persona by delving into the darkest corners of Okokume’s mind. Origen will feature a collection of intricately painted ceramic vases and vibrant creations in conjunction with a specially curated installation for viewers seeking an aesthetic experience like no other.
Okokume is famously known as the creator of her iconic character Cosmic Girl, yet the story behind the famed artist remains a mystery until now. The exhibition space will be transformed into an immersive sensory adventure where viewers are encouraged to lose themselves in the labyrinth of the artist’s mind. With a new untold confession to be revealed at every turn, viewers are provoked to reflect upon their own origin and existence. Manifested in her works is a web of complex narratives and grains of wisdom derived from her personal experience, further elaborated and transformed into vibrant creations.
Okokume’s pursuit of knowledge on an emotional, social, and ethical level continues to deepen the value and meaning of her works. Presenting a collection of some of the most personal and vulnerable works the world has yet to have seen, Origen invites viewers to embark on an intimate journey where they can explore the complexities of Okokume’s identity.