Paul Tamanian

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

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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