Paul Tamanian

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

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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