Yanis was born in Athens in 1964. He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and Athens, Greece. He moved to London in 1981 where he studied Industrial Chemistry Bsc. He worked as a project scientist doing research on catalysts, batteries and colour for five years. He moved back to Athens in 1994, started painting in 1995 and followed seminars on painting in India, Greece and London. He works with oils, acrylics, watercolours, oxidised metal and wood in his studios in Aegina and Amorgos. He is a full time artist. His work can be seen in The Benaki Museum shop, Astrolavos and Anemos galleries in Athens as well as in the Municipal Museum of Larissa and ArtPlus gallery in Cyprus.




2018   Alexandra Solomou Gallery Aegina

2012   M-Art Gallery, Athens 

2011   Booze Cooperativa, Athens 

2010  Flowers for the Ladies, Amorgos

2009  Visages de l'Art, Thisisnotagallery, Athens 

2008  Cats and marbles gallery, Athens 

2007  Astrolavos gallery, Athens 

2004  Anemos gallery, Athens