The Runner I

  • Costas Varotsos accepts the invitation of music composer and then vice-mayor of Athens Stavros Xarhakos to commission a sculptural intervention for the city of Athens. He creates the Runner for Omonia square, an artwork which upon its presentation became a matter of debate among the art critics and the audience.

    Varotsos masters to capture a borderline instant of the Runner's motion and to produce a figure that impresses the momentum of everyday life and which determines its own passage through the circular Omonia square.

  • Location: Omonia square, Athens, Greece
  • Dimensions: height 8m.
  • Materials: Iron, glass