For The Love of Looking
Much of Hollie Gilson’s work is centred around the changes she has observed while living in the city. Featuring the intense gentrification Dublin's Liberties is undergoing, combined with the urban decay of this old city, Gilson is captivated with juxtaposing these two sides of the city, the new architecture with that which has been around for centuries.
A prominent feature of Gilson’s work is imagery that can be viewed from many different perspectives, allowing the viewer decide which part is most interesting to them. We all look in different ways, allowing us all to see something different.
Interested in showing her place in the city, Gilson is also keenly aware of those around her. Experiments with paper making have been critical to her work, their imperfect edges mirroring many a demolished building, their texture often mirroring that of the buildings themselves.