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Astrid is a very rare combination of an extraordinary sense of wildness and a quick eye for framing beauty

“Equid.I – Quintessence of Horse”
Equine photographs by Astrid Harrisson

SaLon Gallery presents Astrid Harrisson’s debut show – “Equid.I – Quintessence of Horse” which runs from Thursday 29th January to Sunday 1st February inclusive.

This exhibition at Notting Hill’s SaLon Gallery marks the debut of 29 year-old photographer Astrid Harrisson. Driven and inspired, Astrid’s work takes her to all corners of the globe as she sets out to explore both the physical form and the inner spirit of the horse. In a bid to investigate and revere man’s relationship with the horse, her photographs present an evocative combination of digital artistry and powerful imagery. A stylized photographic approach is rapidly developing as Astrid’s signature style.

Happiest with camera, on horseback, Astrid’s seeks to capture a spectrum of equine freedom just as her pencil has sought to capture this “quintessence of horse” in the past. Childhood’s freedom unleashed in Astrid not only her passion for horses, but also her creativity. Unfettered by the constraints of adulthood and the cares of the workaday world, these passions found their expression – and so she now combines the two – horses and photography.

Highlights of the show include a collection of images of America’s wild and endangered Mustangs, images from the high pampas of Argentina in the foothills of the Andes and a slightly more unpredictable assortment from the provinces of Cuba.

Astrid will be present at the private launch party on January 29th. Invitations are reserved for close contacts, media, journalists and art professionals. Please contact Astrid at info@equus-productions.com or 079000 83436 for all enquiries.

“Astrid is a very rare combination of an extraordinary sense of wildness and a quick eye for framing beauty”
Romulo Sans, Art Director, The H Magazine

Notes to Editors:

Astrid Harrisson was born in 1979 and grew up in Hampshire and the Channel Islands. Astrid holds a BA in Fashion Promotion and Illustration from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Epsom, Surrey. Since graduating, Astrid worked in the creative industry in London, developing graphic design skills and photographic portfolio alike. Private commissions have taken Astrid to Mozambique, Thailand and Latin America and she has had several published works to date (The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Guernsey Press, other regional editorial publications and Company newsletters). Astrid has exhibited at Graduate Fashion Week in Battersea Park, at Toovey’s Contemporary Art Auction and Bunker4 in Alderney, Channel Islands, but this exhibition is the first of her work with horses. Astrid spent the last year working on commissions in Argentina and Cuba and has recently published a short book on the history of an old estancia in Argentina (www.estancialopotreros.com). Astrid is due to return to live in the UK (London) full time.

Since its inception, SaLon Gallery has been wholly dedicated to promoting the work of talented graduates emerging from the UK’s top art schools. Bi-monthly, SaLon Gallery showcases new works produced by a select group of intentionally bold and provocative young artists. Samir Ceric is the curator and director of Salon Gallery which is located in the heart of London’s famously stylish and bohemian Notting Hill district.

SaLon Gallery 82 Westbourne Grove London W2 5RT
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Press contact Astrid Harrisson 07900083436 or info@equus-productions.com.

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