Paul Tamanian

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

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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