The Greek artist Nikos Gyftakis created this wonderful series of self-portraits swirling between 2011-2013.
The works are made with oil pastels on canvas and are actually very large, with some parts higher than 5 '(1.5m).
Despair, frustration and a bit of despair is what we communicate these portraits full of lines that at first glance seem to be made with crayons and have all the style of psychedelia.
The author of these faces is the Greek Nikos Gyftakis, who makes each of his works with pastels, most are made on a large scale, as well as being self-portraits which now form a great series, which has been exhibited in various galleries.
Gyftakis Nikos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1981. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and the theatrical stage and costume design (2001-2003) in the dpt. Theatre (SFA). His musical studies (Conservatory ,1987-2001) is a reference point and inspiration for her artistic.
Since 2005 he is professor of painting and costume / fashion design in public and private institutions. He has also created the scenery and the paintings of several films and theater, and while he has been curating art exhibitions. It has several personal and group exhibitions to his credit successful in Greece and abroad. He currently lives and works in Athens and Stockholm.