Paul Tamanian

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

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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