Paul Tamanian

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

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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