Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design (2001-2003) at the dpt. of Theatre (S.F.A.). His musical studies (National Conservatory,1987-2001) constituted a point of reference and inspiration for his artistic quest. Since 2005 he has been teaching Painting and Costume/Fashion Design in public and private institutions. He has also created the stage-setting and paintings for several movies and theatrical shows and at the same time he has been curating art exhibitions. He has several successful personal and group exhibitions to his credit, in Greece and abroad. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm.
"Guantanamera" mixed media 51 X 42 cm
"Mrs.Irene" oil on canvas 27 X 20 cm
Participation in the group exhibition "Remap 04", Homo Universalis Revisited, curated by M.Papaioannou-M.Dialektaki
Selected among the 30 finalists in the international competition "Surreal Showdown", Saatchi online(Jul.12)