Marios Voutsinas is a case of exception. A true enthusiast regarding his work. Wherever he may be, for leisure and travel, in amusement or seclusion, he assembles ideas… A magic touch converts ordinary artifacts rendering genuine adornments. Weather app button, a stone, a glass or oppositely a full-size space, a dwelling, a house. Alike any bona fide artist, Marios Voutsinas is a sort of magician who manages to outlive amid a harsh reality and a fantasy existence, who balances on the age of memory juggling the present and the past. I made a harsh reality and fantasy existence, who balances on the age of memory juggling the present and the past.
Marios Angelos Voutsinas was born in Paris and studied Interior Architecture. His involvement in jewelry design and miniature sculpture dates from 1974. His work is held by private collections around the world (the Pierides Collection; the Claude & Sydney Picasso Collection; the Karen Burke Goulandris Collection and so forth). He has collaborated with the Benaki Museum Art Shops for many years. At the present time he collaborates with the IANOS Culture Art Shops. In 2004 GEMA Publications published a retrospective tribute covering 30 years of his creative output. Since 1978 he has had 16 solo exhibitions in Greece (the most recent being Glass Menagerie at the Genesis gallery in December 2012 and Sea Treasures at the Poseidonion Grand Hotel in Spetsai in August 2013), Europe and America and has participated in numerous group exhibitions.
For as long as I can remember, I have been wearing shirts with cufflinks. I found all others to be indifferent. When in a hurry, they are “irritating”, but when performing the dress ritual before concert, the indispensable crossing of the cufflinks, soothes me. What I had avoided until recently, entered my life with a pair as a gift from Marios Voutsinas’ collection. They became my new “fetish”! They are so representative of me. Like an object, however new, which gives the impression of always having escorted you to such an extent, I no longer perceive a concert without their presence. A “port-bonheure” with the full meaning of the word.
“These are the hearts of the world however Marios’ has a small golden earring on and I saw it”
Mario, the knowledge, the observation, the imagination, the good taste are served by skill, art and craftsmanship in this wonderful exhibition. A single object can fill a space. Well done…
What else can I say? I love you