When Art Southampton opens its doors, expect to find bold works by LOVEMANOLIS and J. Steven Manolis. Exhibited by Wynwood Art Group Studio & Gallery (Miami, FL), the booth is a curated mix of works made by the two distinct yet connected artists. LOVEMANOLIS is a collaboration between fashion photographer Fred Love and contemporary abstract painter J. Steven Manolis. The difference between the two is as striking--a description that also fits each of the series exhibited by LOVEMANOLIS and J. Steven Manolis.

Works by LOVEMANOLIS are sensual, surreal and make use of figurative fashion photography imagery as their main compositional elements combined that are painted for impact, artistry and graphic effect. Paintings by J. Steven Manolis are fully abstract; they are bright, bold and channel happiness through their compositions. Manolis is a colorist whose major influence is Wolf Kahn, a friend and mentor.

Artwork by LOVEMANOLIS and J. Steven Manolis is exhibited at Art Southampton at Booth AS21. Art Southampton is presented July 9 - 13, 2015 at Nova's Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11976. www.art-southampton.com.

LOVEMANOLIS

LOVEMANOLIS is a unique marriage of everything that is current mixed with the sophisticated artistry represents a totally unique LOVEMANOLIS. The art is born from a collaboration between Fred Love’s timeless sensual photographs with J. Steven Manolis’s carefully selected graphics, applications and hues create not only a must see but a must have for any modern art collector.

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© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis) “Bunny Riposte”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 60 x 44 inches, framed 67 x 51 inches.

© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis)
“Bunny Riposte”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 60 x 44 inches, framed 67 x 51 inches.

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© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis). “Joy”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 50 x 38 inches, framed 57 x 45 inches.

© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis). “Joy”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 50 x 38 inches, framed 57 x 45 inches.

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FRED LOVE

“I love telling a story or conveying a feeling through my photographs. For me, it’s all about capturing the true mood and emotion in every shot.”

There's more to an image than what you see. Love has been featured multiple times on FashionTV and his work can be seen in numerous magazines worldwide such as Zink, GLASSbook, NO.ISE, Aventura, Think, and for luxury brands such as David Barton's gym, Cavalli, Oneil, February Point in Exuma Bahamas, South Beach Hotel Group, Odubers luxury bags, Dorfman and Stetson Hats as well as many others.

Fred Love has been a resident artist at Artwalk in Wynwood, Miami since inception. Having hosted multiple gallery shows with his art, Love’s works recently sold out at Art Wynwood 2015.

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© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis) “Presenting Me”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 50 x 38 inches, framed 57 x 45 inches.

© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis) “Presenting Me”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 50 x 38 inches, framed 57 x 45 inches.

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J. Steven Manolis

J. Steven Manolis is half of the dynamic art fusion, LOVEMANOLIS (lovemanolis.com). He paints over the photography of Fred Love with an emphasis on graphics. To see a full selection of LOVEMANOLIS artworks, visit www.LoveManolis.com.

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© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis) “Domino Dominatrix”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 60 x 44 inches, framed 67 x 51 inches.

© LOVEMANOLIS (Fred Love & J. Steven Manolis)
“Domino Dominatrix”, 2015.01, mixed medium, 60 x 44 inches, framed 67 x 51 inches.

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Fred Love and J. Steven Manolis in front of their artwork, “Bunny Riposte, 2015.01”, mixed medium on paper, 60 x 44 inches. © LOVEMANOLIS.

Fred Love and J. Steven Manolis in front of their artwork, “Bunny Riposte, 2015.01”, mixed medium on paper, 60 x 44 inches. © LOVEMANOLIS.

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J. STEVEN MANOLIS FINE ART

Manolis’ paintings are an expression of the conflict between simplicity and complexity, starting every painting with a natural unstructured plan. He then keeps adding on, going further with each image. More often than not this process quickly leads to a visual conflict, when this occurs the conflict needs to be resolved. The process is repeated again and again resulting in translucent layering of paint beautifully executed and skillfully finished.

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© J. Steven Manolis – “Splash, 2015.02”, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, framed 52.5 x 52.5 inches.

© J. Steven Manolis – “Splash, 2015.02”, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, framed 52.5 x 52.5 inches.

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© J. Steven Manolis – “Splash White & Blue, 2015.01”, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, framed 52 x 52 inches.

© J. Steven Manolis – “Splash White & Blue, 2015.01”, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, framed 52 x 52 inches.

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The process ends with a resolution of a beautiful finished work of art unique to J. Steven Manolis. His lifelong mentor, friend, artist, educator and “uber- colorist” Wolf Kahn profoundly impact Manolis.

“My objective is to make striking diversified color and monochromatic images that are not only beautiful, but also evoke excitement in my collectors," says Manolis. "When this occurs, I am thrilled and fulfilled.”

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© J. Steven Manolis – “Tolerance...BWG, 2015.06”, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches.

© J. Steven Manolis – “Tolerance...BWG, 2015.06”, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches.

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© J. Steven Manolis – “Blue Land Splash 2015.04”, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, 2 panels 48 x 36 incheseach

© J. Steven Manolis – “Blue Land Splash 2015.04”, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches, 2 panels 48 x 36 incheseach

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J. Steven Manolis at his solo show “Color Rhapsodies” at Wynwood Art Group gallery in April 2015.

J. Steven Manolis at his solo show “Color Rhapsodies” at Wynwood Art Group gallery in April 2015.

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BASIC FACTS: Wynwood Art Group Studio & Gallery is presenting works by LOVEMANOLIS and J. Steven Manolis at Art Southampton, July 9 to 13 at Nova's Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11976. www.art-southampton.com.

For information on LOVEMANOLIS, visit www.lovemanolis.com.

For information on J. Steven Manolis Art, visit www.jstevenmanolisart.com.

Works by LOVEMANOLIS and J. Steven Manolis are available at Wynwood Art Group Studio & Gallery in Miami.  The gallery is located NE 59th Street, Miami, FL 33137. It reopens in August and is open by appointment until then. In the Hamptons, artwork selections will be available at Chase Edwards Gallery, 2462 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY  11932.

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