Last night was the opening of our exhibition ‘My Kingdom for a Horse’ and it was beyond our expectations!
Every single person contributed to making it a very successful opening! Your support was overwhelming and means more to us than you can imagine. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported us, we felt the love! And a special thank you to Joanna, because everything starts with an idea, to ‘ΦΟΥΑΡ’ for hosting us and to Dora, you made it what it is! Thank you!
Incapable of finding a way out
during battle, Richard the 3rd exchanges his kingdom for a horse…
What happens when two artists
consciously devote their lives to this beautiful creature?
Joanna Glynou is a jewellery
designer and Mariana Gkliati, a photographer.
From a very young age, their
lives were closely linked to horse-riding. They both describe the relationship
they developed with the horse as ‘the horse effect’ or ‘the virus’, confident
that anyone who has ridden at least once, will know exactly what they
Their passion, which as they
say, at times either seized them or accompanied them in a latent form, couldn’t
but be for them a basic source of inspiration during their artistic challenges.
The sense of freedom, the admiration of a horse’s beauty and power, the tenderness of the relationship between a rider and their horse but also the riding equipment itself; the accessories and the details of the everyday life that man and horse share, become the primary material with which both the women will work, each in their own field.
Joanna, working with silver
and gold, transforms images of an equine nature into unique jewellery pieces
through abstract drawing lines.
Meanwhile Mariana, with her
camera imprints views of the equestrian experience on various prints and
dimensions, different to the ones we are used to.
On account of this exhibition, the two artists mainly want to try and convey the feeling of the fundamental relationship between man and horse and want to share their big passion, their love, and essentially their own way of life with the visitors.