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J. Steven Manolis in his painting studio Manolis Projects in Miami, Florida
The Qatari Rhapsodies of J. Steven Manolis
Whitehot Magazine, Anthony Haden-Guest April 2018

It was a commission that led J. Steven Manolis to paint Qatari Rhapsodies Sonata #1. Manolis is a colorist, obsessively so, and at the time he had been planning to move on from the brilliant, arterial reds he had used in his series, Redworld, to working with maroon, the rich, dark red, so called for marron, French for chestnut.

J Steven Manolis, REDWORLD at the University of South Dakota Museum Show
Personal Geometry: J. Steven Manolis' Family Paintings
Elevated Luxury Magazine, Donald Kuspit January 2020

J. Steven Manolis’ Redworld Series more than holds its own in the history of monochromatic modernist painting—so-called ‘all-over color field’ painting. Picasso’s “Blue Period” and “Rose Period” paintings also are monochromatic, as Bruce Helander points out in his essay on the Redworld Series,

The Art of Innovation: PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter Unveils Contemporary Art Collection
The Art of Innovation: PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter Unveils Contemporary Art Collection
BusinessWire December 2019

PARAMOUNT, the world’s most amenitized tower known for its innovative flying car Skyport, will host the exhibit entitled: “Miami 2020 and Beyond” featuring the PAL-V (Personal Air Landing Vehicle) Pioneer flying car and an impressive contemporary art collection including “Red World” by renowned artist Steven Manolis...