Yanni Souvatzoglou

Born in Constantinople, lives and works in Greece.

Greek from abroad and son of a cotton merchant, Souvatzoglou inherited his talent from his mother, a portrait painter. He experimented from a young age on fabric paintings, later moving in to graphic design where he was introduced to industrial photographic reproductions developing almost three- dimensional images. His skill as a graphic artist served as a platform for his sculptural structures. Yanni studied art in Athens. His influences stem from the Minoan and Cycladic era, he manages often to evoke those images in his concepts. Since 1980 he maintains n atelier for multiple techniques and art application however he has not abandoned commercial design and many corporations have trusted his creative imagination with various manifestation. He has enjoyed major shows and been awarded prizes for several pieces of his work and many galleries across the world sell his art. His art is collected worldwide, and he has enjoyed major shows, being awarded prizes for several pieces of his work. In 1981, Yanni Souvatzoglou took pat in the national exhibition where he won a prize awarded by the Greek Ministry of Culture, for his piece “Eros”. In 1982, he took part in the national exhibition and once again he won a prize.