Ahead of tomorrow's release with Okokume we're sharing some insight into our first collaboration with the artist.
Sumergidos is based on an original piece that the artist chose for print because of the sensitivity it expresses. Sumergidos, meaning submerged, deals with the rise in sea level and the floods that are occurring more and more often throughout the world due to the effects of climate change and global warming.
The character featured, Cosmic Girl, is one that returns often in Okokume’s work. She is the observer and with an inert expression she helps the audience reflect on what surrounds her in the scene. The artist even included a small self-portrait in the work. Okokume says that she likes how people project their own ideas onto her work as it means that it has made the viewer think of something. For her it’s important that what she paint moves people’s thoughts.