Paul Tamanian

Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Book Mobile in the Woods
31x47
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Splish
30x30
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Voyage Beyond
15x12x50"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Poetic Nature *
36x58"
Responsive Pace
22x20x46"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Equus*
47x47
Pretty Daze
46x58"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
07-28-14
Elegance in Detail
76x36"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
07-28-14
Color Riot
33x74"
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
From the Hip
47x76"
Chief Wolf Robe III
47"x46"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Into the 'Knew'
83x44"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Handsome
46.25 x 46.25
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Equus Strong Blue *
47 x 47
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Sepia Flush
58 x 45 x 18"
Chief Wolf Robe II from Oklahoma
45"x45"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Luxury of Time
45x59"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Bending the Trend *
60x48"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Beauty Bound
52x46"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Still Kept Secret
24x16x40"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Quiet Landing
17x17x42
Floating True
45x31"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Because the Chaos
23x71"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Phantom Trace
72x48"

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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