Paul Tamanian

Above and Beyond
45x57"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Someplace Else
33.5 x 47.75
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Phalo Mist
47 x 59
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Splish
Splish
30" x 30"
Radical Acts
62x42"
The Big Skinny
85.5 x 22
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
From the Hip
47x76"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Rock On
48 x 83
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Floating True
45x31"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Splish
30x30
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
For Joni
40 x 70
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
The Last Wave
60 x 47
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Vision Decision
74 x 44
Strong II
43 x 58
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Rust Never Sleeps
62 x 45
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Splash
Splash
30" x 30"
From Below
46 x 72
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Chief Wolf Robe III
47"x46"
Meets The Sky
85.5 x 19
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"

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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