GSTAKIS considers himself a byproduct of the American dream, and digs into society’s obsession with sex, greed and capitalism by creating attention-grabbing artworks (paired with symbolically chaotic backdrops) – from mixed-media collages to mashups of celebrity icons – dipped in resin and diamond dust.
A fiercely independent artist, GSTAKIS opted out of the conventional gallery route, choosing instead to curate live painting performances and pop-up exhibitions throughout South Florida. Within due time, his eclectic and neon-accented style has attracted high-end commissions that have adorned the walls of hotels and restaurants in L.A., Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago and New York City.
GSTAKIS believes “art is the new fashion” – a true medium for self-expression in this made-to-order era – and doesn’t limit his creativity to canvas. A penchant for original style, he customizes clothing and merchandise, leaving his distinctive mark on everything from Louis Vuitton duffel bags to distressed denim.
With commercial brand collaborations under his belt, GSTAKIS is forging a blueprint for a new generation of self-made artists.
To see his latest works, visit his Instagram: @gstakis.