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 dimentional images. His skill graphic arts served as a platform for his sculptural structures. Influenced mainly from the Minoan and Cycladic era, he manages often to evoke those images in his concepts.
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.