J. Steven Manolis (b. 1948-)
Blue Moon Glaze, 2020
40 x 30 inches
Acrylic on Canvas
I paint in “layers," whether that be watercolor on paper, or vitreous acrylic on canvas, the process of every painting is governed by a waiting time period, from the drying of one layer to the application of the next. So time, even if only measured in short increments – minutes and hours – also dictates every aspect of my painting (and therefore) life. Yet, within this experience of time dominating everything, I am able to experience the transcendental feeling of timelessness when I paint.
J. Steven Manolis, is an American abstract expressionist artist who paints in both watercolors and acrylics on canvas. He is known for his ability to paint in both very large scale (34 feet) and small scale.
Manolis paints many different series of paintings which emphasize communication through colors. He employs color-fields, gestures, geometrics, and other symbols to express his perspective of his surroundings.