Nikos Gyftakis creates portraits that are swirly masses of colorful dizzying goodness. Moving, flowing and dripping over the subject’s features they accent and involve the viewer, a topographic map of a person. Somewhat like Van Gogh’s Starry Night - meets the human face.
The self portraits on his site are the most contorted, there was obviously a freedom to push the envelope with his own face. (Two self portraits are featured here – above and the very bottom image.)
Nikos was born in Athens, Greece and he now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm. He works in oils and oil pastels on canvas.
LINK – to Nikos Website
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