NIKOS YORGOS PAPOUTSIDIS
Nikos Yorgos Papoutsidis resides and works in Athens, Greece. Studied Enviromental Art in the UK. Has lived in Paris, learnt xxx and collaborated with well known art galleries. Invented the Irongraph, art genre where painting and sculpturing present a uniform effect on sheet metal. Has designed fonts and word compositions and has composed Visual Poetry.
Created the Poem Object, a combination of illustration and word. Crafted medals, awards, jewelry, music album covers, posters and outdoor banners. Has collaborated with the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Athens (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003), the Megaron – Athens Music Hall (2000) and the International Athens Airport “El.Venizelos” (2002, 2017, 2018). In 2018 the Athens International Airport “El.Venizelos” under the auspices of the Marathon Run Museum organized a six months exhibition with a selection of his works associated with the Marathon Run Idea. Many other works can be located in public and private collections in Greece and abroad, and have been auctioned in London (Bohnams), Paris (Piasa) and Athens. His books were published by Ikaros, Adam, Patakis, Mimnermos and Vourkariani Editions. Has exhibited 20 personal (1992 – 2019) and participated in 23 group exhibitions (1995 – 2018) in Greece and abroad. Reviews of his work have been signed by Manos Stefanidis, Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, Athena Schina, Neli Misirli, Iris Kritikou and prefaces for his books have been writen by Yannis Tsarouchis and Alekos Fasianos.
He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece since 2001.
Sculptures can be found in the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens (1997), at the American College of Greece – ACGart (1997, 2007, 2009), at the headquarters of the ABSOLUT COMPANY, Stockholm (1999), in “Melina” Cultural Centre (2000), in KAT Hospital of Kifisia (2003), in the Athens Town Hall (2003), in Modern Greek Art Museum of the Municipality of Rhodes (2008), at the cultural multispace Athinais (2010), at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum (2012), in the Marathon Run Museum (2013), in the Embassy of Japan in Athens (2013).
Οutdoor sculptures of the artist can be seen at the Technopolis-Gazi in Athens (1999), at Emelisse Nature Resort Fiskardo Kefalonia (2001), in Ithaca (2001), at a square in the Municipality of Kifisia (2003), on the Heroes’ Square of the Municipality of Palio Faliro (2005), at Ippokratio Hospital of Athens (2007), in various places at the center of the city of Rhodes (2008), at the Copelouzos Family Art Museum (2012), at the starting point of the Athens Classic Marathon (2013), at the facade of a neo-classical building on 6, Solonos str.,Athens (2013), at an industrial building at Markopoulo, Attika (2014) and at Rodos Palace, island of Rhodes (2019).