Collection: Hunt Slonem

American artist Hunt Slonem is a colorist and figurative painter, best known for his large Neo-Expressionist oil paintings of tropical birds based on his personal aviary. His lavishly colored canvases are populated with rows of birds rendered with thick brushstrokes.

His earlier works of the birds, bunnies, and butterflies were painted wet-on-wet, hiding the subjects behind crosshatched patterns, creating a blurred effect and emphasizing the painting's tactile qualities.

According to John Rothschild, "Slonem's work is deeply rooted in the act of painting. His jarring color choices, spontaneous mark making, and scratched hatch marks are the result of his ongoing fascination with the manipulation and implementation of paint." His work is known for his use of impasto and texture. The Manolis Projects collection has a number of these earlier works of birds and butterflies painted in the wet-on-wet style.

Manolis Projects also has a large collection of Hunt's early work (1972-1987) where he explored man's relationship to nature and his own spirituality. This work was a reaction to the earlier Minimalist Movement and is characterized by bold colors.

Slonem has had over 300 one-man shows in galleries and museums internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of over 250 museums- including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney.

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  • Today, 2021
    Hunt Slonem, Today (White Bunny), 2021, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, hunt slonem bunny
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  • Untitled, 2019
    Hunt Slonem, Untitled (White Bunny, Black Frame), 2019, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, Hunt Slonem bunny
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  • Mandy, 2021
    Hunt Slonem, Mandy (Metallic Bunny), 2021, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, hunt slonem bunny
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  • Lemurs, 1986
    Hunt Slonem, Lemurs, 1986, Oil painting on canvas, 84 x 72 inches, Large scale painting, Hunt Slonem art for sale
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  • St. Rose of Lima, 1984
    Hunt Slonem, Saint Rosa of Lima, 1984,  Oil on canvas, 84 x 72 inches ,The beautiful St. Rose of Lima appears in a number of Slonem’, works. She is the first saint of the New World and the garden she worked became the spiritual center of Lima. She modeled her austere rays after St. Catherine of Siena. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Red Mask, 1985
    Hunt Slonem,  Red Mask, 1985,  Oil on canvas,  77 x 101 inches.  In older bodies of work, such as in the Red Mask, references to spiritually charged objects are much more apparent and literal. For example, Slonem favored depicting Catholic and Hindu saints surrounding animals early on. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Change, 2021
    Hunt Slonem, Change (Orange Butterflies), 2021, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, Hunt Slonem Butterflies
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  • Dr. Hernandez, 1988
    Hunt Slonem (b. 1951-) Dr. Hernandez, 1988  Oil on canvas  16 x 20  25 x 21.5 inches Framed , Dr. Hernandez, painting of his face,His shaman-like persona equally inspired Slonem, who was drawn to the figure as a medium of transcendence for his own art, through which his innermost beliefs are channeled, imbuing images with metaphysical meaning. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Hornbills, 1989
    Hunt Slonem,  Hornbills, 1989, Oil on canvas, 66 x 88 inches. Hunt Slonem's paintings are at once vibrant, energetic and colorful, yet also deeply spiritual and contemplative. The artist creates exotic forms with expressive and highly textural brushstrokes that are full of intense color, loosely inspired by artists of the German Expressionism movement.  Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Gouldians, 1998
    Hunt Slonem, Gouldians, 1989, Oil painting on canvas, 66 x 88 inches, Hunt Slonem art for sale, Hunt Slonem bird paintings
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  • Charlotte, 2021
    Hunt Slonem, Charlotte (Red with Gold Frame), 2021, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, Hunt Slonem Bunny
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  • Patrick, 2021
    Hunt Slonem, Patrick (Aqua Bunny), 2021, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, hunt slonem bunny
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  • Tom, 2021
    Hunt Slonem, Tom (Red Bunny), 2021, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, hunt slonem bunny
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  • Cockatoos, 1991
    Hunt Slonem, Cockatoos, 1991, Oil on canvas, 44 x 66 inches, Hunt Slonem's paintings are at once vibrant, energetic and colorful, yet also deeply spiritual and contemplative. He sees the ability of birds to fly - to achieve atmospheric height - as a direct metaphor for transcendence from an earthly to a spiritual realm. Slonem utilizes the intense colors of the neo-expressional style that mirrors the interesting worlds in which these animals exist. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Picul 5, 1996
    Hunt Slonem, Picul 5, 1989, Oil painting on canvas, 40 x 30 inches, Hunt Slonem art for sale, Hunt Slonem picul series
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  • Parrots, 1988
    Hunt Slonem (b. 1951), Parrots, 1985, Oil on canvas, 66 x 44 inches. Hunt Slonem's paintings are at once vibrant, energetic and colorful, yet also deeply spiritual and contemplative. The artist creates exotic forms with expressive and highly textural brushstrokes that are full of intense color, loosely inspired by artists of the German Expressionism movement. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Ocelots, 1988
    Hunt Slonem, Ocelots, 1988, Oil on canvas, 44 x 60 inches. Hunt Slonem believes that,
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  • Toucans, 1987
    Slonem's paintings are at once vibrant, energetic and colorful, yet also deeply spiritual and contemplative. He sees the ability of birds to fly - to achieve atmospheric height - as a direct metaphor for transcendence from an earthly to a spiritual realm. Slonem utilizes the intense colors of the neo-expressional style that mirrors the interesting worlds in which these animals exist. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • King, 1979
    Hunt Slonem (b. 1951-), King, 1979, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches. Hunt Slonem's paintings are at once vibrant, energetic and colorful Slonem creates exotic forms with expressive  brushstrokes that are full of intense color, loosely inspired by artists of the German Expressionism movement such as Ernst Ludwig and Emil Nolde.Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Untitled, 2017
    Hunt Slonem, Untitled (Orange Bunny), 2017, Oil on wood, 10 x 8 inches, hunt slonem bunny
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  • Chair Duet, 1977
    Hunt Slonem (b.1951-), Chair Duet, 1977, Oil on canvas, 70 x 58 inches. This early Hunt Slonem is a beautiful scene of two colorful chairs that offers a calming joy to those who view it. Slonem utilizes the intense colors of the neo-expressional style. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Panda, 1980
    Hunt Slonem (b. 1951-), Panda, 1980, Oil on canvas, 67 x 56 inches. Hunt Slonem believes that,
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  • Red Tangiers, 1982
    Hunt Slonem  Red Tangiers, 1982  Oil on paper  23.25 x 17 inches  Hunt Slonem's paintings are at once vibrant, energetic and colorful, yet also deeply spiritual and contemplative. The artist creates exotic forms with expressive and highly textural brushstrokes that are full of intense color, loosely inspired by artists of the German Expressionism movement.  Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • Green Pastures, 2021
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