Stelios Votsis (1929-2012, Larnaka) lived and worked in Nicosia. He studied at St. Martin’s School of Fine Arts, Sir John Cass College and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. His early work of portraits, landscapes and still life, he forms a personal journey that leaves the mid ’60s to devote himself to geometric comporsitions with constructivist elements, integrating his work into modern artistic tendencies. The geometric elements, after the events of 1974, experiment with the human form, adding layers to his painting subjects concerned with existentialism. Votsis represented Cyprus at the 36th Venice Biennale of Art together with four other Cypriot artists.