Paul Tamanian

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

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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