Paul Tamanian

Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
The Big Skinny
85.5 x 22
Radical Acts
62x42"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Strong II
43 x 58
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Rust Never Sleeps
62 x 45
Splish
30x30
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Chief Wolf Robe III
47"x46"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Floating True
45x31"
Vision Decision
74 x 44
Someplace Else
33.5 x 47.75
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Phalo Mist
47 x 59
From the Hip
47x76"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Meets The Sky
85.5 x 19
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
The Last Wave
60 x 47
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Rock On
48 x 83
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
From Below
46 x 72
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
For Joni
40 x 70
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Circle Down
37'' Circle

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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