Sis Cowie returns to OIGÅLL PROJECTS in 2023 with her latest body of work, UTOPIA.

Addressing the dark realities that lurk beneath the thinly-veiled facade of modern-day ‘utopia’, contemplating the dangers that arise when pursuing a fantasy. Cowie’s figures are trapped within their own fantasies, fettered by their rejection of reality.

‘I have been particularly interested in the utopian promises made by popular culture. Social media and television have constructed a world where even darkness and decay has been sugarcoated and glorified. Depression, addiction, abuse and chaos are depicted as beautiful normalities of adult life that we should aspire too. Young people are lured to dark forces with the promise of euphoria and adventure, only to be rudely awakened by the gravity of real-world repercussions.” - Sis Cowie

Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis