Yanni Pounartzis is a Canberra-based artist who works primarily in a distinct style of minimalist abstract with a focus on geometric hard-edge, painted freehand.

Whilst living in Sydney, he exhibited in numerous Sydney galleries including two solo exhibitions at Galerie Pompom, Sydney (formerly MOP Projects).

Yanni’s work was quickly recognised by the Arts community and was featured in the ABC Art Show, A-Z of Contemporary Art.

Yanni returned to Canberra in 2015 and has had three exhibitions since, notably ‘The Lost Plans’, which was based on the Griffins’ original plan of Canberra and was opened by the ACT Arts Minister.

Additionally, he was part of the Design Canberra Festival in 2018 where he exhibited ‘Geometric Shadows’ in Petrie Plaza and ‘Great Day, Great Place’ in 2020 with the LGBQTI Flags, City Walk.

Yanni’s paintings are held in private collections in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Berlin and New York.