Sophia Vari is a Greek artist who was born in Athens in 1940. She studied in England and France (École des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1958), where she became acquainted with modern trends in sculpture, namely Cubism and Surrealism. Her work is an investigation of form and balance, strongly influenced by Mayan, Egyptian, Olmec, and Cycladic arts as well as Baroque aesthetics. Since 1976, she is married to the famous Columbian artist Fernando Botero.Apart from the bronze sculpture, Sophia Vari is also known for her collages and her painting with oils and watercolors, which combine geometric lines and sensual curves. Her work has been exhibited internationally in numerous museums and galleries such as the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Palazzo Bricherassio in Torino, the Ludwig Museum in Kombletz, the Pera Museum in Istanbul, as well as the Piazza del Casino in Monte Carlo and the Temple of Confucius in Beijing, while she has had more than 100 personal exhibitions. Nowadays, she lives and works between Greece, Paris, Monaco and Pietrasanta. Vari’s monumental sculptures can be found in Paris, Rome, Monte-Carlo, Baden-Baden, Geneva, Pietrasanta, Madrid and Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia.