Yannis Vakirtzis

He was born in Piraeus in 1957 to a family of painters, so he started exhibiting very early on. From the age of 14 his works were collected. Her first solo exhibition at the age of 17 – art gallery in Piraeus – since then she has had over 40 solo exhibitions in Greece and mainly abroad. While he had entered the electrical engineering department at the NTUA, he quit to devote himself to painting. He studied music, architecture, studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts, was admitted to the first 3, studied painting with professor Dimitris Mytaras, Panourgia sculpture, George Mavroidis, Panagiotis Tetsis, finished with honors and a scholarship in book art. He continued with free postgraduate studies abroad, where he met and became friends with celebrities such as Arman, Cessar, major figures in the work of Rechard Gray gallery New York and MOMA museums contemporary art with his art video “Vanito” in which a man who strides on a bicycle to attract the attention of others is constantly in danger and no one pays attention to him when he sits down to rest, then this for others is a nuisance. Eminent personalities have written about his work.

His works can be found in museums and private collections in Greece and abroad. Such as Gray Gallery New York, place des minimes de la vile de Lyon.

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