Paul Tamanian

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

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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