Paul Tamanian

Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
From Below
46 x 72
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Floating True
45x31"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
Rock On
48 x 83
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
Sunday Paper
47x47"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
For Joni
40 x 70
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Meets The Sky
85.5 x 19
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Phalo Mist
47 x 59
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Chief Wolf Robe III
47"x46"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Strong II
43 x 58
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Splish
Splish
30" x 30"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
From the Hip
47x76"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
The Last Wave
60 x 47
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
The Big Skinny
85.5 x 22
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Splish
30x30
Splash
Splash
30" x 30"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Rust Never Sleeps
62 x 45
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Molten Flow
80x39"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
Someplace Else
33.5 x 47.75
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"

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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