Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of     Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design (2001-2003) at the dpt. He now lives  and works between Athens and Stockholm. - “It is in my portraits that the work of art is organized around a dominating, dynamic topic and it is fully radiant with movement, flow and musicality. With the line being the main medium, the curves replace the corners and the continuity comes in place of the discontinuity. The are no contour lines and the figures, the light, and the color, all flow in space and in the surroundings.”

Just read an article about a plane making an emergency landing because I woman wouldn’t stop singing Whitney Houston’s, “I will always love you,” at the top of her lungs. I’m taking a 16+ hour flight to Sydney at 4:50pm today. I’ll bring ear plugs just in case.