Paul Tamanian

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

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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