My Kingdom for a Horse

Jewellery and photographs inspired by the equestrian experience

1-14.4.2019 – ΦΟΥΑΡ

1st floor, Mitropoleos 72, Athens

Exhibition Opening: 1.4.2019 – 20:00

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 mean. 

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.