Paul Tamanian

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

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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