Manolis is investing a considerable amount of his time to master modern abstract painting techniques. He adopts a heretic, inquiring, questioning and experimental approach to painting and art in general. He is performing a lot of research in order to understand how different types of colors interact, how they behave under several forms of processing, modification, adaptation, conversion, or under certain extreme conditions. He is fascinated with life, art, science, technology, culture, music, harmony, big unsolved problems, maths, puzzles, chess, logic, intelligence, fun, humor, space, deep, macrocosm and microcosm, atoms, humans, animals, nature, brain, memory and all sorts of progress, creativity, innovation, research and any kind of invention! He enjoys funny, strange, paradoxical, mathematical, geometrical, logical themes, encrypted messages, games, puzzles and any elegant solution.
Every single person, every animal, every plant, every living organism in the Universe is a complex, fascinating piece of art. It starts being created with birth and finishes up at death, however its conception phase goes long back in time. Through the magic process of evolution, faint, sometimes seamless strokes are added here and there making each piece of art slightly different, quite divergent and totally individual. And then comes life, during which, more vibrant strokes and techniques are applied giving color, tones, hues, values and meaning. Each person as each artwork, goes through an endless number of changes, some subtle and barely noticeable, others glaring and evident. The most astonishing thing in the life of a human is the ability to co-create its future. Not only it has the capacity to see and understand what it looks like now, but also think, plan ahead, organize, dream and decide what it should look like in the future. A human canvas paints itself on the go. Manster’s paintings intend to celebrate the magnificence of life and the brilliance of humanity. By making simple, sometimes obvious but often neglected statements and raising plausible arguments, they aspire to provoke introspection and self-reflection in order to aid the comprehension of our own life canvas and help us decide what are the next important strokes.