Paul Tamanian

Magical Thrill*
45 x 45"
Blooming Interest
47x59"
Bending the Flow #5
33 x 29"
Free Wheelin
Free Wheelin
58" x 46"
07-28-14
Color Riot
33x74"
Stare Junior
Stare Junior
24" x 24"
Walking on a Dream Diptych
80 x 21 each
Bending the Flow #2
28 x 30"
Pthalo Fix*
71 x 42
Into the 'Knew'
83x44"
Slow Drift 2
Slow Drift 2
35" x 66"
Atomic Square
Atomic Square
24" x 24"
Whirl
Whirl
57"h x 29"w x 14"d
Invincible Hue
Invincible Hue
48" x 24"
Warm Intentions*
48x51"
OO LA LA
67 x 48"
Torrid Flurry
74x46"
Just Beneath the Surface
Just Beneath the Surface
44" x 47"
Stunning Calm*
46x24"
The Edge of Why*
The Edge of Why*
47" x 29"
Phantom Trace
72x48"
Dreaming of Cool*
63x47"
Bending the Flow #1
29 x 31"
Because the Chaos
23x71"
Solo Motion
Solo Motion
42" x 52"
Blue Shock
Blue Shock
76" x 40"
Indigo Yellow
24" x 24"
Responsive Pace
22x20x46"
Bending the Trend
60x48"
Floating Why
Floating Why
76" x 43"
Quiet Solution II
46x59"
Righteous Flow*
Righteous Flow*
44" x 40"
Poetic Nature
36x58"
Brownsville Whirl
Brownsville Whirl
42" x 72"
Fluid Rhyme*
45x88"
Floating True
45x31"
Chrysalis Diptych
59.5 x 14.5 each
High Expression
82.5 x 24"
Free Turn
62 x 46"
Quiet Flight
60 x 32 x 16
The Big Merge*
78x41"
Joyful Daze
Joyful Daze
53" x 46"
Sunday Paper
47x47"
From the Hip
47x76"
Dreaming Near
Dreaming Near
42" x 70"
Seductive Fix
50 x 47"
Amberlude*
58" x 40"
Powder Hue*
72 x 46"
Above and Beyond
45x57"
Quiet Comes
Quiet Comes
27" x 69"
Clash of Interest*
43 x 81
Summer Grin*
Summer Grin*
38" x 60"
Equus*
47x47
Touch of New Too (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Uncommon Trance Diptych*
38" x 43"
Pretty Daze
46x58"
Marble Punch*
Marble Punch*
77" x 45"
pt12
pt12
63" x 40"
Bending the Flow #3
22 x 27"
Quiet Night
53 x 26 x 13"
Splash
Splash
30" x 30"
Chief Wolf Robe II from Oklahoma
45"x45"
Swing Time
46 x 72"
Chief Wolf Robe III
47"x46"
Baby Blue*
41x46"
Playing the Light
88 x 45"
Vivid Sight*
55 x 31"
Voyage Beyond
15x12x50"
Silver Tusk
39 x 32 x 8"
Touch of New (half of diptych)*
48x48"
Luxury of Time
45x59"
Red Junior Suite
Red Junior Suite
10" x 10" each
Beauty Bound
52x46"
Spring Solstice*
Spring Solstice*
41" x 20"
Radical Acts
62x42"
Bending the Flow #4
28 x 32"
Swirl*
Swirl*
50"h x 25"w x 17"d
Molten Flow
80x39"
Velvet Stare
Velvet Stare*
58" x 32"
One Moment
One Moment
45" x 27"
07-28-14
Elegance in Detail
76x36"
Still Kept Secret
24x16x40"
Push the Sky
42 x 90"
Leaning Grin
Leaning Grin
40" x 70"
Sepia Flush
58 x 45 x 18"
Equus Strong-Blue
47 x 47"
Mellow Friction
Mellow Friction
44" x 70"
Expanding the Reach
45x87"
Aqua Blur
Aqua Blur
72" x 44"
One Moment*
One Moment*
27" x 45"
Fab Deloo 2
40" x 32"
Bending the Flow #6
23 x 28"
Book Mobile in the Woods
31x47
Quiet Landing
17x17x42
Fab-Deloo*
Fab-Deloo*
35" x 53"
Splish
Splish
30" x 30"
Slip Dream
Slip Dream
36" x 66"
Supercalafragulistic*
Supercalafragulistic*
40" x 63"
Outer Reach*
Outer Reach*
64" x 44"
Splish
30x30

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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