Carlo Golin



Born in


Lives in

Melbourne / Naarm



Carlo Golin first studied painting at RMIT, graduating in 1979. He has maintained his practice for over 30 years, employing a variety of artistic approaches from painting to photography, collage and drawing.

The photo works came about through unsuccessful attempts at trying to arrange poppies in a vase. After one particular session, I noticed a single poppy I had discarded on a glass topped surface. It and its reflection looked ‘right’ and so this body of work began.

I have always painted fruit. They are symbols of abundance, beauty, decay and my paintings sit somewhere near or within these concepts. Often using an odd number of pieces to arrange, the challenge is to balance but also to create some sort of tension through the painting’s composition and theme.