Turbulence and eddies in the self-portraits of Nikos Gyftakis.

gyftakis  eleftheria, oil on canvas, 30x25

gyftakis  follow my ruts,32,5x45cm346x276

gyftakis  img_5655jj

gyftakis  self portrait, oil on canvas, 25x30cmt

gyftakis  self portrait,oil pastel on canvas h190xw150cm

gyftakis  self

gyftakis  self-portrait,190cmx150cm oil-pastel on canvas

gyftakis  sweet child of mine,72x59cm

gyftakis  θεώνη, μικτή τεχνική σε καμβά, 120χ160cm

gyftakis  λυδία, μικτή τεχνική σε καμβά, 160χ120cm

gyftakis  φουντίτσα, λάδι σε καμβά, 30χ25

gyftakis guantanamera,51x42cm


gyftakis-woman-34x41cm367x295 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 guantanamera,51x42cm 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.

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