MA Fine Art Print Making, The Royal College of Art, London
Wayland’s last work Beyond the Hungry Away developed further the subjects Wayland was exploring over two years through photography and printmaking:
Tissue-thin is the membrane between living and not, and breaking it is easy. It is that proximity to death, readable in the face and the corresponding vibration of the human soul that is a constantly re-occurring theme.
The work for that show represented a continuation of his two-year investigation into portraiture of the spirit. What began as a series of portraits of dead friends developed into turning the camera on the beauty and vital-ness of those alive. “Capture the death of me and mirror it back to me lest I forget how to live.”
Merely approaching that work created sufficient turbulence to disturb its material nature and give it a life beyond itself. Beyond the Hungry Away did comprise large photographic images printed on layers of fabric. Exploited both natural and artificial light in the installation. Each of these images take on a life of it’s own.
Wayland studied combined arts at Brighton in the late eighties, and upon moving to London become intrigued by the sex industry and power dynamics. He also worked as a story board artist. Art director and director on a variety of music promo projects, and during subsequent years performed with Aiden Shaw,s Whatever throughout the USA and Europe. In 2002 whilst at the Royal College of Art he received the Alf Dunn Printmaking Award and the Helen Chadwick travel Award.