Paul Tamanian

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

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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