This week’s Artist in the Spotlight is Nikos Gyftakis from Athens, Greece. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and also studied Theatrical Stage and Costume Design at the dept. of Theatre (S.F.A.). His musical studies (National Conservatory,1987-2001) constituted a point of reference and inspiration for his artistic quest. Since 2005 he has 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. He has several successful personal and group exhibitions to his credit, in Greece and abroad. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm.