He was born in Athens, Greece in 1981, 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 his artistic quest. Since 2005 he have 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. In 2012, he was selected among the 30 finalists in the international competition “Surrealism Showdown”, Saatchi Gallery London.
Nikos Gyftakis,Work: Last work, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.nikosgyftakis.com/work.html.