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About me:

My practice is based on illustration, but it extends into a variety of mediums, such as painting and sculpture. Through them, I explore my childhood nostalgia for Japanese anime and western animation, and I use their influences to play with their narrative constructs and tropes to contextualize the female experience.


I am particularly obsessed with magical girls, and how the shōjo culture dictates a normative pink femineity, that is both exclusive and oppressive, and how girls navigate desire and expectations in their journey to adulthood. 


I relate to the magical girl concept through the fragile balance existing between empowerment and ‘female responsibilities’ inherent to the genre. Magical girls have supernatural powers full of possibilities but are bounded to concepts of hegemonic femininity such as motherhood, self-sacrifice and beauty. Rather than rebelling against this dichotomy, in my illustrations, my girl characters dance in the line, with silent discomfort, confused by the boundaries that adulthood impose on their infantile power. 


I also recreate toys through a variety of mediums, because I am interested in the tight relationship between capitalism and performative play, and as a tool to submerge ourselves in our personal fantasies. 


My ultimate goal is to create a soft candid world, accessible through childhood nostalgia, where one can be vulnerable enough to explore identity, power and desire.


Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, currently works and lives in Salford Manchester.

Laura Socas, Lulabox, graduated from the University of Salford in 2022. Her work examines representations of femininity through childhood in media and fiction. She was awarded with the first price of the Haworth Charitable Trust Life Class Awards 2021. Recent exhibitions include MADE IT by Short Supply at HOME Gallery, the UOS Degree Show 2022, Haworth Charitable Trust Life Drawing Class exhibition 2022, O1/Blue. X Collab. Stanley Picker Gallery, and Mystify: West art collective x Champion Sound at Antwerp Mansion.



MADE IT, HOME Gallery, UK, Manchester


Fine Art Degree Show 2022. University of Salford, New Adelphi studios, UK.

Haworth Charitable Trust Life drawing Class exhibition 2022. Salford Council Chamber. UK



O1/Blue. X Collab. Stanley Picker Gallery. London.


Mystify. West art collective x Champion Sound. Antwerp Mansion. Manchester.


Windows of Opportunity, The Haworth Charitable Trust Life Class. - Online Exhibition


Rethink Refund Reboot, Exhibition Zine.


20:20 Print Exchange





Summer Expo. Cultural Revolt. Espacio Iriarte. Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


Phe Festival. Puerto de la Cruz.




Deconstructed Christmas. Circulo de Bellas Artes Tenerife. Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


The Cool-tural Party Expo. C-Project Collective. San Cristobal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife:


Jun. XVI. Dioses y natura. Dicky Morgan.

Jul. XVII. La Femme fatale contemporaine. Dicky Morgan. 

Aug. XVIII. Eterna Juventud. Dicky Morgan.

Sep. XIX. Rinascere. Equipo Para.

Oct. XX. Inner Fears. Dicky Morgan.





Carpas del Arte. Noche en Blanco. San Cristobal de La Laguna.






F.A.T. Art fest. San Cristobal de La Laguna.


Retro Exquisito. Illustrators collective exhibition. La Oveja Negra. San Cristobal de La Laguna.






Intimidad Onirica. La Farandula. San Cristobal de la Laguna.






Art Collective. Rol como mascara de identidad. Dicky Morgan. San Cristobal de la Laguna.



Ba (Hons) Fine Art. University of Salford. Graduate 2022.


Foundation studies on Design and visual Art. Level 3 diploma. The Manchester College, Northenden campus.2019.


Arts and design Fernando Estévez College EASD (Spain) Certificate of higher education in visual arts and design, illustration Mayor. 2016.



1st prize. The Haworth Charitable Trust Life Class Awards. 2021


The Haworth Charitable Trust Undergraduate scholarship. 2020

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