Night Owl


Gillian Hyland
Photography Fine Art C-Type Matt Print
30 x 45 in.
Limited Edition 2 of 9

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This photograph is part of a series of images called ‘Windows Into Havana,’ the narrative series is an insight into live in Cuba and captures just a drop of the spirit that you feel from the city and its people.  Each pictures is a story influenced by who the artist met and what she saw.  The vibrancy of the people oozes out of them in every sense, from the way they walk, dance, talk and laugh, they enjoy life and live in the moment.

Artist Details

Gillian Hyland creates supernatural staged images, presented as film stills or dramatic moments. Hyand’s unsettling mise-en-scene are full of sex and desire, sadness and nostalgia. Narratives that are psychologically evocative are at once sublimely theatrical yet poignant. Hyland describes herself as an image maker and story teller. Her dramatic photographs are based on her own poems, and depict characters in human dramas and isolated emotional situations. Frozen in time, solitary and vulnerable moments are presented in glorious technicolor and timeless sets.

Encapsulating her memories and emotions in poems she then transforms these into images, offering a new perspective. The imagery plays with our notions of nostalgia, and taps into society’s cultural understanding of feelings and beliefs. The composition of each image suggests a larger narrative within a single moment.

Hyland personally composes every aspect of her pictures, a skill gained from 14 years in the visual industry. The artist’s career began in publishing, where she worked as a fashion stylist and feature writer for a number of well-known magazines. This led to a move into the television industry, and later the film industry, where she worked in a variety of roles including fashion stylist, set designer, and art director. This diverse creative background helped her develop a passion for making images, which evolved into her own distinctive, photographic style.

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  • Agnes Pezeu
  • Alexander Charriol
  • Chris Kenny
  • Damien Frost
  • Ferris McGuinty
  • Gillian Hyland
  • Helidon Xhixha
  • Joanne Hummel-Newell
  • Luke and Mandy
  • Maggi Hambling
  • Mark Beattie
  • Richard Hoey
  • Vesna Milinkovic
  • Zandra Stratford
  • £1,000 to £2,500
  • £2,500 to £5,000
  • £5,000 and above
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