Paul Tamanian

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

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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