Melbourne-based artist, Carlo Golin, creates meticulous oil paintings of fruits: artfully arranged or stacked ad hoc, his art is to coax the mysterious and the dramatic from the closely observed commonplace.

‘At their most beautiful when they are dying,’  is a concept I try to employ with perishable subject matter such as fruit or flowers. When arranged, soft collisions occur, weights compete, areas bruise. Decay will alter shape, colour and texture. Inevitably gravity creates an instance, a stillness,  which I try to tap into.

My paintings are very orchestrated affairs. The tight compositions, the quality of light, the distance between viewer and subject matter, the exchange between objects, the shallow voids as backgrounds, all contribute to a heightened scenario within the picture.

Carlo Golin 2016

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

CARLO GOLIN

Born 1958, Melbourne

 

EDUCATION

1979 Bachelor Fine Arts, majoring in painting and printmaking, RMIT

1984 Bachelor of Education in Arts and Crafts, Melbourne College of Advanced Education.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Double Trouble, Five Walls Projects, Footscray

2014 Double Vision, Bright Space

2010 In the Real, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne

2008 Brighter Later, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne

2005 Closer, Libby Edwards Galleries Sydney

2007 Soft Collisions, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne

2004 Right in Front of You, Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne

1990’s: Solo shows at Horsham Regional Art gallery, Once Upon A Time,

Works in touring exhibition, Phiction, Lies, Illusion and the Phantasm in Australian Photography, Hamilton Regional Art gallery, photocopy works.

1980’s: Exhibited first Australian Sculpture Triennial at Latrobe University, Processes1,

ACT 2, Performance Art at the ANU Canberra, Processes 2.

RESIDENCIES

Artist in Residence RMIT

The Organ Factory, Clifton Hill, Performance & Installation,

Collaboration  with artists Paul Schutze and Ian Russell (Laughing Hands), Bill McDonald (Paul Kelly, Philip Brophy, David Chesworth) and Michelle Heaven(Chunky Moves, Philip Adams).

2013 Residency at James Cook University Townsville & exhibition of multi -media piece in collaboration with Bill McDonald and Dr Sally Pryor ‘On Medication’.

 

COLLECTIONS

Horsham regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Crown Casino, Melbourne

Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River WA.

Local and overseas private collections

Carlo Golin, Lemon Study, 2017, oil on linen, 76x100cm SOLD
Carlo Golin, Lemon Study, 2017, oil on linen, 76x100cm SOLD
Carlo Golin Boat, 2018, oil on linen. 76 x 101cm $6600
Carlo Golin Boat, 2018, oil on linen. 76 x 101cm $6600
Carlo Golin, Peach Study, oil on linen, 92x122cm SOLD
Carlo Golin, Peach Study, oil on linen, 92x122cm SOLD