Paul Tamanian

Beauty Bound
52x46"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Splash
Splash
30" x 30"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Because the Chaos
23x71"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Splish
Splish
30" x 30"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Poetic Nature
36x58"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Splish
30x30
Pretty Daze
46x58"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
From the Hip
47x76"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Still Kept Secret
24x16x40"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Responsive Pace
22x20x46"
Bending the Trend
60x48"
Luxury of Time
45x59"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Voyage Beyond
15x12x50"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Floating True
45x31"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Sepia Flush
58 x 45 x 18"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Into the 'Knew'
83x44"
07-28-14
Color Riot
33x74"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
07-28-14
Elegance in Detail
76x36"
Quiet Landing
17x17x42
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"

Paul Tamanian

 

Paul Tamanian has created a new visual language of metal and paint.

Born in New York, Paul Tamanian has lived in Florida since receiving his degree from Florida State University. He discovered an affinity for clay by attending a pottery class at a local community center. He moved rapidly from basic skills to technical innovation, and then from clay on to aluminum. Aluminum, in turn, led him from vessels to sculpture to paintings.

There are two elements that power Tamanian's work: his relentless experiments with form and his scorched-earth surface treatments. At times, Tamanian is able to make aluminum look as delicate and as fragile as glass; at other times his work exudes the roughness of clay or hewn stone.

Donald Miller, an art critic of the Naples Daily News and retired art and architecture critic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, comments:

'It is unusual for a ceramist to move from clay, a soft medium, to a shaped sheet aluminum. Surprisingly, Tamanian has not only transferred his vessel forms into metal. He has also developed glazes of found pigments resembling enamel. The artist has produced a wide range of asymmetric triangular forms: swells and circular arches, as well as flat surfaces he frames to display outdoors.

“His impressive harmonies recall Jackson Pollock's drip paintings. But Tamanian has his own rhythmic lyricism. Although random, his designs satisfy the eye because of their compositional balance.

“This extends to surfaces displaying the metal's polished sheen. The artist engraves repeating geometric patterns on the aluminum, filling in with black, as the niello artists did. Either way, Tamanian's work is totally seductive.'

The present exhibition of paintings, sculpture and vessels vividly demonstrates Tamanian’s unique combination of muscularity and exquisite sensitivity.

 


Paul Tamanian standing next to one of two diptychs commissioned for the same space.

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