Giannis Giannoutsos
Architect ∙ Visual Artist






atelier kykladon 6, Kypseli, Athens.

Exhibition & Auction: 1-18 December 2016


The Hellenic Institute for Architecture in his unfailing endeavour to comprehensively promote the work by contemporary Greek Architects organized an exhibition & auction in which some of their hitherto unknown visual creations were presented to the public.

The exhibition included paintings, pieces of sculpture and installations by 33 architects dating from the ’30s until our own time.

Both the exhibition and the auction took place in atelier kykladon 6 (the exhibition space, atelier and residence of the sculptress Ioanna Spiteri at Kykladon St. at the suburb of Kypseli, Athens)—an important building designed in 1955 by the architect Aristomenis Proveleghios.



Alexandros Alexiou, Ada Anastasopoulou, Apostolos Vettas, Giannoutsos Giannis, Konstantinos Dekavalas, Seva Karakosta, Patroklos Karadinos, Aspaso Kouzoupi, Kyriakos Krokos, Ilias Konstadopoulos, Nikos Konstadopoulos, Adam Kostikas, Anastasios Kotsiopoulos, Tasos Biris, Vasilis Bogakos, Kostas Daflos, Kyriakos Panayotakos, Yorgos Papayanopoulos, Ilias Papayanopoulos, Tasis Papaioannou, Mattheos Papavasiliou, Iakovos Rigos, Aristidis Romanos, Isaak Saporta, Dionisis Sotovikis, Thanasis Spanomaridis, Elena Stavropoulou, Alexandra Stratou, Alexandros Tobazis, Dimitris Fatouros, Dimitris Filippidis, Filippos Fotiadis, Xanthippi Heupel.


Giannis Giannoutsos took part in the exhibition with the artwork titled: "TORSO ∙ CUBE"



The idea behind the conception of this work draws its inspiration from the torso of an ancient statue salvaged from the Antikythera wreck. The work consists of two separate and interlocking segments molded together. The gap separating them alludes to the spine of the male figure. The intensity of the sculptural synthesis is concentrated in the split line of the composite torso. In a land full of relevant allusions, the question of how tradition may inform a contemporary composition is raised relentlessly.



The idea for this work came from a mosaic representing a cube in the Thessaloniki Byzantine Museum. It depicts the solid in the Byzantine conventional manner, a solid devoid of perspective belonging to a tradition of pictorial representation rooted in a different perception of space and time. The cube motif is reproduced in variations, referring to its Byzantine origin in alternate ways.