Young Masters: Focus on Photography|Gillian Hyland

 Originally from Ireland, storytelling is part of Gillian Hyland’s heritage. Whether the tale is set in the modern day or centuries ago, the common emotional threads remain the same and will still be relevant tomorrow. By challenging our perceptions, it enables us to gain new insight and experience life in a different way, giving us a richer understanding of ourselves and…

Young Masters: Focus on Photography|Sophie Harris Taylor

Sophie Harris-Taylor’s photographic series Slight Wounds channels the paintings of the Renaissance. The statuesque depictions of bodily perfection in the classical female gods have a simplistic purity as well as a romanticised idealism. They show their subjects as almost inhuman, as mythical immortals. Stylistically and technically Slight Wounds recreates this, from composition and form to light and colour. However Harris-Taylor’s women are not…

Young Masters: Focus on Photography|Red Saunders

Photographer Red Saunders’ on-going project, HIDDEN, which he has been working on since 2008, recreates great moments in the long struggle for rights and representation in Britain.  The aim of the project, which is currently in progress, is to recreate historic scenes involving the dissenters, revolutionaries, radicals and non-conformists that have often been hidden from…

Young Masters: Focus on Photography|Saskia Boelsums

Saskia Boelsums is a Dutch visual artist specialising in photography. She is inspired by the atmospheric light, material expression, colour, tone, and compositions used by the Old Masters. She is also fascinated by the symbolic value of the objects, food, flowers and animals in Old Master paintings, particularly those of the Dutch golden age of painting, from 1550- 1720. Her early photographs…

Young Masters: Focus on Photography|Nick Simpson

Nick Simpson presents photographs as though they had been recently discovered in the attic of a long deceased relative; charged with romantic mystery within the context of historical photography they often draw influence from art’s great masters and movements, in particular the Italian Renaissance, Dada and early Surrealism. There is evidence planted within each image that invites further enquiry and the viewer…