Time Flies by Okokume at Sotheby's Contemporary

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time Flies by Okokume at Sotheby's Contemporary

Description OKOKUME b. 1985 TIME FLIES acrylic on canvas signed and dated 2019 on the reverse 75 by 60 cm. 29½ by 23⅝ in.

Image: Time Flies by Okokume 
Barcelona artist Okokume (Laura Mas) is best known for her signature character Cosmic Girl, a pink-haired spirit with turquoise skin who travels in space and tends to the planets in need and restore them to their former glory. Her creation is to raise the viewer's awareness and loving care towards our living home, earth.

The present work shows her Cosmic Girl deep in thoughts as she looks over her shoulder gazing at what lies beyond the composition in the viewer's space. Echoing the work's title, Time Flies, her pensive expression urges viewers to reflect on their everyday life, cherish the people and things that surround them which are often, if not always, taken for granted and could change and parish in the blink of an eye.

Okokume has widely exhibited in galleries and art fairs in cities around the world including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Los Angeles and Berlin, to name but a few. Her biggest solo exhibition to date was held in 2018 at the K11 Art Mall in Hong Kong and had recently collaborated with the celebrated Belgium based Hong Kong artist Kasing Lung at a pop-up show in Tokyo in 2019.


Contemporary Showcase: Time goes on, Sotheby's, 9th June, 2020

Lot 1


b. 1985




Estimate: HKD 50,000 - 70,000

(EUR 6,000 - 8,400)

acrylic on canvas

signed and dated 2019 on the reverse

75 by 60 cm. 29½ by 23⅝ in.

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