I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time controlling my constant urge to doodle while I wait for things. Like if I’ve been put on hold by some evil customer service rep. Or if I just. can’t. stay. awake. during a meeting. Perhaps it’s some kind of coping mechanism. Most of my doodles involve swirls of some sort. I suppose you could say that I like swirls. Swirls are nice. Especially these swirly portraits by Athens-born artist Nikos Gyftakis. These ain’t no doodles, though, folks. Gyftakis uses oil on canvas to create a swirly, colorful gloriousness reminiscent of Van Gogh.
A few of his self-portraits…
And from a series called “Liquid Friends”…
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens and studied painting at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. He has had several exhibitions showcasing his work in Greece and abroad and now divides his time between Stockholm and Athens.
Mr. Gyftakis, in case you happen to read this–if you’re looking for your next muse to paint, I’m available.