Paul Tamanian

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

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!