Paul Tamanian

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

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.

THINK BIG!

Think Big!