J. Steven Manolis (b. 1948-)
Hamptons 27 (Four Seasons- Summer), 2016
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches
This work celebrates Highway 27 which is a two lane, 50 mile road that goes through all of the villages in The Hamptons, ensuring that the rural quality of the villages and the beaches never change.
Concentric circles have a long human history symbolizing positive spirituality. Manolis ascribes these other meanings to concentric circles: "1) Social Focus and 2) elimination of discrimination of all types- racial, religious, gender, sexual, cultural and all other stereotypes. When you consider that perhaps as many as 90% of all human killings that occur on earth come about from the hate related to discrimination."
J. Steven Manolis, is an American abstract expressionist artist who paints in both watercolors and acrylics on canvas. He studied for 30 years under the tutelage of world renown colorist Wolf Kahn (1927-2020). 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.