About

George Koutsouris utilizes principles from science, engineering and acoustics to create playful art that explores the way we coexist. Through the study of mechanistic processes he investigates the concepts of order and chaos in our society and natural world, and he attempts to understand the impact the machining human behaviour has in our modern culture. Movement, constant change and cosmology are areas of research for Koutsouris’ work.

He mainly uses low-tech industrial materials and devices, such as wood, mechanical components, strings, motors and everyday objects, combined to sculptures and installations that involve motion and/or interaction with the spectator, who eventually becomes part of the artwork.

George Koutsouris graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. He also owns a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a MSc in Acoustical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He has also been trained in classical and rythmic music. George lives in Copenhagen since 2009. He works as an artist and as an acoustical engineer at Odeon A/S.

 
 
…’Koutsouris has himself well studied the history of op art and more contemporary artists, who take the uncomforting risk to pose questions about the function of art in an exhibition space’…
‘He defends his art objects in their aesthetic appearance, as well as in their technical surface, their playful doings and finally their philosophical conceptual plane’…
‘In his theoretical understanding of acoustics, electronics and wave technologies Koutsouris debates mathematics and algorithm as an expression of chaos, order, chance and unpredictability, and their simultaneous existence. For Koutsouris the technical evolution is not just a regulative intervention within the social order, but also the expression of human activity in the process of a world building, that becomes more and more connective’…

 
Angela Melitopoulos, Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Copenhagen, July 2018.