Constantinos Yiannikouris studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he has lived and worked since 1957. His artistic education in France at the end of the 50s influenced his growth and direction as a painter. In the climate of abstract expressionism, Yiannikouris shaped his own visual language, trying to combine the concept of abstraction in modern art to the abstract themes present in ancient and Byzantine illustration.
Towards the end of the 60s, his works are characterized by the lyrical nature of his colours and his handling of form with strong decorative elements. As well as painting, Yiannikouris also creates tapestries and mosaics.
Constantinos Yiannikouris, Angels, 1997, Oil on canvas, 139 x 91 cm