Jan Cylwik

About the Artist

Jan Cylwik is a London based artist who uses the medium of photography to shine a light on cultural ghosts. Finding their origins as figures on coins or public statues, he developed unique photographic processes to alter how they are perceived. Such figures evoke feelings of nostalgia, nationalism, religious faith and contribute to our identity and we conduct our lives.

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

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