Greek, 1948-2015

Water element
mixed media on card

signed and dated ’91 lower right
50 x 70 cm


private collection, Athens

2 200 €

Georgios Golfinos was born in Velo, Corinthia in 1948.


He enrolled at the School of Fine Arts, Athens in 1975, studying in the workshop of Yiannis Moralis. A year after his graduation he continued his studies in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, between 1981 and 1984.


In 1998 he was appointed a professor of pictorial and applied arts at the School of Fine Arts, University of Thessalonica, and from 2005 he held the position of head of the school.


His work is characterised by an intense expressionist style, abstract configuration, and bold colour. Influenced by expressionism and naturalism, his work is supplemented by solid geometric symbolism. Water element is a work from a series that Golfinos developed in the early 1990s, water being the subject matter.


Golfinos exhibited worldwide and participated in several international exhibitions, notably the 1983 and 1985 Salon de l’Art Contemporain de Montrouge, France, and the 1984 Festival Internationale de la Peinture, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.


His work is found in many public and private collections such as the National Gallery of Greece.