About the Artist

Jan Cylwik shines a light on cultural ghosts.  He developed a unique process to photograph figures  on antique coins which circulated in 100's of millions and have become embedded in our imaginations.  Such figures evoke not only feelings of nostalgia and nationalism but also define our identity and direct political action.   

He was awarded an MA in Photographic Art with distinction from University of Westminster in 2017.  He also holds an MSc. in Electron Microscopy from University of London.

His work has been shown in group exhibitions: 


Thought Atlas at Espacio Gallery 

Hot Sheet Expo at The Department Store, Brixton 

Factual Enigma at Espacio Gallery 

Lighthouse Open Exhibition at Chubb Building, Wolverhampton 


Salon/18 at Photofusion 

30th Annual Exhibition of London Independent Photography at Espacio Gallery 

Selezioni Mostra Personale Venezia at Accorsi Arte Gallery, Venice, Italy  

The Space Between at Espacio Gallery 


Variations at 55 Brook Street, London

End of the Beginning at Hasting ArtForum 

Light Into Matter at Ambika P3 

Here at Espacio Gallery 


Salon/16 at Photofusion 

University of Westminster Graduate Showcaseat London Gallery West 


Photography Matters at Espacio Gallery 

27th Annual Exhibition of London Independent Photography at The Embassy Tea Rooms 

Using Format