Renzo Piano buildings are similarly defined, among other things, by this desire and ability to engage with the surrounding environment. His architecture reflects a deep understanding and, consequently, engagement with the physical landscape that surrounds and attracts with his projects. Like Tetsis canvasses, the SNFCC reflects Pianos attempts to capture the powerful way in which light, air and the sea dominate the Attica landscape. Light is continuous interplay with water, earth and air leaves an indelible mark on the SNFCC s design. The architects unceasing occupation with the elements is hard to miss. The canal, the canopy, the lighthouse, the park, the hill are obvious manifestations of this inedible mark.

The careful observer of Tetsis paintings and Piano s buildings detects in both of them an intense sense of craftsmanship, manifested in their deep understanding and the significance they assign to the primary materials that shape and give life to their art. Tetsis and Piano s work is defined by their masterful ways of handling such primary material. Paint, glass, metal, stone, cement are used in an expressive manner, not only to give rise to concrete shapes and forms but also in an effort to capture and reflect mood and emotion.

Panayiotis Tetsis was one of the Modern Greece s greatest, most creative, authentic, and perhaps, most importantly, modest artist.  His paintings find at the SNFCC a perfect home, albeit temporary, created by an artist, Renzo Piano, whose work and character are defined by strikingly similar qualities: decency, civility, character and an unceasing commitment and drive towards an enlightened society".
We let you see a passage from the introduction of Mr. Andreas Drakopoulos, President of the Foundation "Stavros Niarchos" in tribute to the painter Tetsis. This extract says all about. The exhibition of the works of Tetsis will last until 07.31.2016.