Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981.
He studied Painting and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
His musical studies (National Conservatory,1987-2001) constituted a point of reference and inspiration for my artistic quest. Since 2005 he has been teaching Painting and Costume/Fashion Design in public and private institutions. I had 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 currently study Artistic Research in Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden, where he live and work.
“The structural elements I use are the circle and the curved line, which characterize my perception of the visual reality. The figures are being underlined in tone with the use of a sculptural texture and the are left to move in curving-circular movement in space, creating intense distortions/disfigurements. The font has no self-existence, wherever it exists, thus creating an almost chaotic outcome, a deceptive anarchy, where the rhythm moves in space.”