Paul Tamanian

Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Stay Strong
47 x 50
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Rock On
48 x 83
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Molten Flow
80x39"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
Epic Shift
80 x 47
Revolver
67 x 42
From the Hip
47x76"
Freescapes
67 x 47.5
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
Floating True
45x31"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Frozen Light
47 x 84
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Splish
30x30
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Meets The Sky
85.5 x 19
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Soft Play
59 x 23.5
Harmonic Flow
88 x 48
Quiet Flight III
37 x 60"
Tousan
27 x 47
No Ordinary Joe
36 x 46
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Shifting Arch
48 x 25
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Let it Slide
33 x 11 x 11"
Blooming Interest
47x59"

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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