Paul Tamanian

The Last Wave*
60 x 47
Meets The Sky
85.5 x 19
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Frozen Light
47 x 84
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
From the Hip
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Torrid Flurry
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
The Big Merge*
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Fluid Rhyme*
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
35" x 53"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Stay Strong
47 x 50
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
*Strong II
43" x 58"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Harmonic Flow
88 x 48
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Quiet Solution II
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Epic Shift
80 x 47
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Molten Flow
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Let it Slide
33 x 11 x 11"
Stunning Calm*
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Baby Blue*
67 x 47.5
Blooming Interest
Above and Beyond
63" x 40"
No Ordinary Joe
36 x 46
58" x 40"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Floating True
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Soft Play
59 x 23.5
67 x 42
Radical Acts
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Shifting Arch
48 x 25
27 x 47
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
40" x 63"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
67 x 48"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Rock On
48 x 83
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
Phantom Trace
Warm Intentions*
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Expanding the Reach
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Dreaming of Cool*
The Big Skinny
85.5 x 22

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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