Golfinos was born in Velo, Corinthia in 1948. He attended The School of Fine Arts, Athens between 1975 and 1980, studying in the workshop of Yiannis Moralis. He then studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, from 1981 to 1984.
In 1998 he became professor of the pictorial and applied arts section of The School of Fine Arts, University of Thessalonica and in 2005 he became the head.
His work is characterised by an intense expressionist style, abstract configurations and bold colour. Drawing from expressionism and naturalism, his work is supplemented by solid geometric symbolisms. Water element is a work from a series that Golfinos developed in the early 1990’s, 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 works are in a number of public and private collections such as The National Gallery, Athens.