Greek from abroad (Constantinople) and son of a cotton merchant, he inherited his talent from his mother, a portrait painter.
Yanni Souvatzoglou experimented from a very young age on fabric paintings, moved into graphic design where he was introduced to industrial photographic reproductions developing almost three-dimensional images.
His skill graphic arts served as a platform for his sculptural structures. At the same time Yanni attends art studies in Athens under the supervision of Prof. P. Tetsis. Influenced mainly from the Minoan and Cycladic era, he manages often to evoke those images in his concepts.
Since 1980 he maintains an atelier for multiple techniques and art applications, however, he has not abandoned commercial however he has not abandoned commercial design many corporations have trusted his creative imagination with various manifestation. His art is collected worldwide. He has enjoyed major shows and been awarded prizes for several pieces of his work and many galleries across the world sell his art. with various manifestation. His art is collected worldwide. He has enjoyed major shows and been awarded prizes for several pieces of his work and many galleries across the world sell his art.
In 1981, Yanni Souvatzoglou took part 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.
He is a member of:
The Hellenic Chamber Of Arts The Hellenic Sculptures Union The Hellenic Potters Union